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Directed by Carlos Saura • 1969 • Spain
Starring Geraldine Chaplin, Per Oscarsson, Emiliano Redondo
Teresa (Geraldine Chaplin) and her husband Pedro (Per Oscarsson) live comfortably in an ultramodern brutalist home that is suddenly upended when she inherits a trove of old furniture from her family. The new furnishings seems to awaken something strange in Teresa, initiating an increasingly bizarre and disturbing regression into childhood. At first, Pedro resists his wife’s psychotic games, but gradually he joins in, drawing them both into a deranged, ever-escalating spiral of trauma, control, and violence.