Repulsion marked Polanski’s move from predominantly Absurdist influences to an aesthetic more closely related to Surrealism and psychoanalysis. Filmed in England in 1965, it was co-written by Roman Polanksi and long time collaborator Gérard Brach. The film deals with sexual repression, the thin line between victim and victimiser and the demanding nature of modern social conventions.
An outstanding performance by Catherine Deneuve, together with a spirited supporting cast and a snapshot of “Swinging London” in the mid 1960s, make this one of Polanski’s masterpieces.
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Play It Again – Repulsion ReviewReviewed by Simon Miraudo
“Poor little girl. All by herself. All shaking like a little frightened animal.” When we first meet Belgian manicurist Carole (Catherine Deneuve), she appears to be a little … absent minded. What a...