Far From Heaven Far From Heaven In 1950s Connecticut, a housewife faces a marital crisis and mounting racial tensions in the outside world

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The Film

In this award-winning film, Cathy (Julianne Moore) is the perfect ‘50s housewife and Frank (Dennis Quaid) is her perfect husband. Together they have the perfect ‘50s life: healthy kids, successful husband, social prominence. Then one night she discovers her husband's secret life and her tidy, insular world starts spinning out of control. Fearing the consequences of revealing her pain and confusion to anyone in her own social circle, she finds unexpected comfort and friendship with her African-American gardener, Raymond (Dennis Haysbert). Despite the social pressures of the day, Cathy pursues her deepening friendship with Raymond. In rejecting the prejudices and social conventions of the people she had thought to be her friends, she risks losing the kind of life she once lived and cherished. She also finds within herself a dignity and strength of far greater value.

AWARDS & Nomination

Nominees

75th Annual Academy Awards
Best Actress in a Leading Role – Julianne Moore
Best Cinematography – Edward Lachman
Best Writing (Original Screenplay) – Todd Haynes
Best Music (Score) – Elmer Bernstein

International Press Academy

7th Annual Golden Satellite Awards

BEST MOTION PICTURE (DRAMA)
Best Director – Todd Haynes
Best Actress – Julianne Moore
Best Actor(s) in a Supporting Role – Dennis Quaid and Dennis Haysbert
Best Screenplay (Original) – Todd Haynes
Best Cinematography – Edward Lachman, A.S.C.

Independent Spirit Awards

BEST PICTURE
Best Director – Todd Haynes
Best Female Lead – Julianne Moore
Best Supporting Male – Dennis Quaid
Best Cinematography – Edward Lachman, A.S.C.

Golden Globe Awards

Best Actress – Julianne Moore (Drama)
Best Supporting Actor – Dennis Quaid
Best Screenplay – Todd Haynes
Best Music Score – Elmer Bernstein

Broadcast Film Critics Association

Critics’ Choice Awards
Best Actress – Julianne Moore

GLAAD Media Awards

BEST PICTURE

9th Annual Screen Actor Guild Awards

Best Actress – Julianne Moore
Best Supporting Actor – Dennis Quaid

WINNER

24th Annual London Film Critics’ Circle Awards

Actress of the year – Julianne Moore

Independent Spirit Awards

BEST PICTURE
Best Director – Todd Haynes
Best Female Lead – Julianne Moore
Best Supporting Male – Dennis Quaid
Best Cinematography – Edward Lachman, A.S.C.

New York Film Critics Circle

BEST PICTURE
Best Director – Todd Haynes
Best Supporting Actor – Dennis Quaid
Best Supporting Actress – Patricia Clarkson
Best Cinematography – Edward Lachman, A.S.C.

Chicago Film Critics Association

BEST PICTURE
Best Director – Todd Haynes
Best Actress – Julianne Moore
Best Supporting Actress – Patricia Clarkson
Best Cinematography – Edward Lachman, A.S.C.
Best Music Score – Elmer Bernstein

Seattle Film Critics Awards

BEST PICTURE
Best Director – Todd Haynes
Best Actress – Julianne Moore
Best Original Screenplay – Todd Haynes
Best Cinematography – Edward Lachman, A.S.C.
Best Music – Elmer Bernstein

Los Angeles Film Critics Association

Best Actress – Julianne Moore
Best Cinematography – Edward Lachman, A.S.C.
Best Music Score – Elmer Bernstein

Boston Society of Film Critics

Best Cinematography – Edward Lachman, A.S.C.

National Board of Review

Best Actress – Julianne Moore

Venice International Film Festival

Best Actress – Julianne Moore
Best Cinematography – Edward Lachman, A.S.C.

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The Film

  • Todd Haynes : Director
  • Jody Allen: Producer
  • Christine Vachon : Producer
  • Steven Soderbergh: Executive Producers
  • George Clooney: Executive Producers
  • Eric Robison: Executive Producers
  • Pam Koffler: Executive Producers
  • John Sloss : Executive Producers
  • Ed Lachman : Cinematography
  • James Lyons : Film Editing
  • Mark Friedberg : Production Design
  • Sandy Powell: Costume Design
Where to See It

The Filmmakers

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Todd Haynes Director/Writer

Todd Haynes was always interested in the arts, and made ...

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