Savage Grace, based on the award winning book is the incredible true story of Barbara Daly, who married above her class to Brooks Baekeland, the heir to the Bakelite plastics fortune. Beautiful, red-headed and charismatic, Barbara is still no match for her well-bred husband. The birth of the couple’s only child, Tony, rocks the uneasy balance in this marriage of extremes. Tony is a failure in his father’s eyes. As he matures and becomes increasingly close to his lonely mother, the seeds for a tragedy of spectacular decadence are sown.
Tom Kalin’s critically acclaimed films and videos have been screened throughout the world. His debut feature Swoon was awarded at Sundance, Berlin, Stockholm. His work is in the permanent collection of the Centre Georges Pompidou and MoMA, and received support from the Rockefeller Foundation among others.
Howard A. Rodman, adapté de / adapted from : « Savage Grace » de Natalie Robins et Steven M.L. Aronson
Juan Borrell, Bela da Costa, Jaime Fernandez
Tom Kalin, John F. Lyons and Enara Goicoetxea
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