Far From Heaven
Filmfest 2012

German Age Rating

Film Website

A loose remake of Douglas Sirk's 1955 Jane Wyman / Rock Hudson tearjerker ALL THAT HEAVEN ALLOWS, and every element of the production (including the Oscar-nominated cinematography and score) brilliantly recreates the look and feel of Sirks stylised, artifical world. In lesser hands, this could easily have resulted in a movie-bores sterile exercise in ironic, kitschy camp but Haynes somehow delivers a thoroughly absorbing and entertaining but absolutely dead-serious analysis of issues that remain all too pressing five decades on.
Neil Young, www.jigsawlounge.co.uk, 23 March 2004

tags: Feature film

Cast: Julianne Moore, Dennis Quaid, Dennis Haysbert, Patricia Clarkson, Viola Davis


Screenplay: Todd Haynes

Director of Photography: Edward Lachman

Film Editor: James Lyons

Composer: Elmer Bernstein

Production Designer: Mark Friedberg

Costume Design: Sandy Powell

Sound: Kelley Baker

Producer: Christine Vachon

Production Company: Focus Features International

Co-Producer: Jody Patton, Declan Baldwin, Bradford Simpson

Distributor: Concorde Filmverleih GmbH

Director: Todd Haynes