Repulsion (1965)

Roman Polanski’s Repulsion has been on the to-do list for a very long time, even more so since I saw Catherine Deneuve in Belle De Jour. I’m not sure that I like Repulsion as much as Belle but she’s perfect for this role, regardless. Deneuve has a still, fragile beauty which betrays no flicker of the chaos unravelling in her character’s mind. Which is, of course, perfect for such an artsy black and white psychological thriller as this. A lot of the physical FX in the movie also reminded me of Eraserhead quite a lot. I wonder if Lynch took some inspiration from this.