1965 – Repulsion

★★★★☆ UK. 1h45m. Horror. Directed by Roman Polanski. Written by Roman Polanski, Gérard Brach, David Stone (screenplay) and Roman Polanski, Gérard Brach (story). Cinematography by Gilbert Taylor. Edited by Alastair McIntyre. Music by Chico Hamilton. Starring Catherine Deneuve, Ian Hendry, Yvonne Furneaux, John Fraser, Patrick Wymark.

Carol (Catherine Deneuve) is a beautiful yet withdrawn woman who finds men and sexual advances repulsive. She is left alone in her apartment, becoming ever more isolated and lost in her psychological detachment from reality. The film focuses on the point of view of Carol and her vivid hallucinations and nightmares as she comes into contact with men and their desires for her. Considered one of Polanski’s masterpieces. His first English-language film.