Review of Swallow
I sadly missed the chance to watch Swallow on the theatre when it hit a film festival in İstanbul while I was there, but I've been keeping an eye on this movie since it wrapped and I talked non-stop about how much I wanted to be able to see it. Now that I finally saw it on VOD, I heard there is a possibility for it to re-run in cinemas in Turkey soon and I will certainly go see it again. This film made me sick, I hated every scene while it rolled but at the same time I fell in love with it. So well acted, extremely pretty to look at. Carlo Mirabella-Davis is surely a director to watch out for. I will follow his future work now that I'm certain they will be magnificent if they can live up to Swallow. Some scenes I wanted to look away from, and there wasn't any gore in this - no such thing as too horror genre of it but you can feel the anxiety eating you from the inside during all of the film. And dare I say I never felt so hypnotized by an end credits roll? It was saddening, it was beautiful. I love this film. It might not be for everyone, but it sure was for me.