Far From Heaven (BFI Film Classics)

By John Gill

Cathy is the correct ‘50s housewife, dwelling the best ‘50s existence: with fit young children, a winning husband, and social prominence. Then one evening she surprises her husband Frank, as he's kissing one other guy, and her tidy international begins spinning uncontrolled. In her confusion and grief, she unearths comfort within the friendship in their African-American gardener, Raymond—a socially taboo dating that results in the extra disintegration of lifestyles as she knew it. regardless of Cathy and Frank’s fight to maintain their marriage afloat, the truth of his homosexuality and her emotions for Raymond open a painful, if extra sincere, bankruptcy of their lives.

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