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Movie Style Icon: Catherine Deneuve in Repulsion

Movie Style Icon: Catherine Deneuve in Repulsion
If you are not yet familiar with the name Roman Polanski, it’s high time you get educated. Many who are accustomed to the directorial genius know him through his iconic horror film, Rosmary’s Baby (1968). Although the film is most likely one of my favorite films of all time, (who can resist a horror film where a woman becomes impregnated by the devil with the Anti-Christ?); it’s not my favorite Polanski film. If I had to choose which from the vast collection of Polanski’s films, I would undoubtedly choose Repulsion (1965) .

The film follows Belgian manicurist, Carol Ledoux (played by the gorgeous Catherine Deneuve) who is living with her sister in a London flat. Both attracted and disgusted with sex, a virginal Carol begins to mentally fall apart when her sister and her sister’s boyfriend go on holiday and leave Carol alone by herself. Carol begins to hallucinate and ultimately retreat into omitting murder. Both psychologically disturbing and suspenseful addictive, this film is by far one of my favorite of Polanski.

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I am a journalistic enthusiast, born and bred in Washington, D.C. When I'm not busy meticulously constructing posts, I can be found burying my head in an epic novel, cooking a delicious mess in the kitchen, scouring local thrift stores, and spending way too much time binging on Netflix (Arrested Development anyone?). I cannot live without a good playlist (Billy Holiday is preferred), working wifi (sometimes not always working), and Dunkin Donuts coffee (caramel swirl is my go-to flavor). If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to direct them to the email below. Happy Reading!

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