Requiem for a Dream

Directed by Darren Aronofsky

REQUIEM unremittingly follows the ups and downs of Sara Goldfarb (Ellen Burstyn in a brilliant performance), an ageing game-show fanatic. Sara crash diets in preparation to appear on her favourite show, aided by the appropriate pills. Sara’s son Harry (Leto) and his mate (Wayans) are looking for quick cash when their involvement in a cocaine deal leads to addiction. As they descend into the junkie’s life, their desperation and decline is represented by inventive edgy camerawork, editing and a pulsing score that mixes techno and hip-hop with the Kronos Quartet.

102 minutes

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