The disintegration of a marriage is dissected in John Cassavetes’ searing Faces. Shot in high-contrast 16 mm black and white, the film follows the futile attempts of captain of industry Richard (John Marley) and his wife, Maria (Lynn Carlin), to escape the anguish of their empty marriage in the arms of others. Featuring astonishingly powerful, nervy performances from Marley, Carlin, and Cassavetes regulars Gena Rowlands and Seymour Cassel, Faces confronts suburban alienation and the battle of the sexes with a brutal honesty and compassion rarely matched in cinema.
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Ratings and Reviews
Critics Consensus: Director John Cassavetes forgoes conventional style in this hard-bitten examination of a marriage, letting his actors tell the story through dialogue and their Faces to refreshing effect.
Cast & Crew
- The Criterion Collection
- © 1968 John Cassavetes
- English (Stereo)
- Closed captions (CC) refer to subtitles in the available language with the addition of relevant non-dialogue information.
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