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Safe: Alienation, Fear, Paranoia and Film Form

In terms of its exploration of alienation, fear, paranoia and the feeling of helplessness when confronted by a rapidly changing world, there are few films that surpass Todd Haynes’ thoughtful and stylish Safe.

We have programmed a series of films that focus on women and explore a variety of ways in which we find ourselves dislocated from the world around us; a complex world that perhaps too many of us are happy to simply accept. The season is equally interested in how filmmakers have chosen to explore these ideas formally in terms of film style, and how they communicate their ideas about people’s relationships with the modern world.

Find out more about the season with this short intro from The University of Salford’s Andy Willis