|A Woman Under the Influence|
The crowning centrepiece of Cassavetes' remarkable career, A Woman Under the Influence
encapsulates his drive to explore the messy and painful nature of love and familial life.
At the film's core is the brilliant, and at times unbearably raw, Oscar-nominated performance by Gena Rowlands, Cassavetes' frequent ensemble player and real-life wife. Rowlands plays Mabel Longhetti, a woman pushed to the brink of madness as she struggles to integrate herself into the chaotic ebb and flow of family life.
Imported print. "Its dramatic power rivals that of Faces
, or any other work of drama or fiction" Dan Schneider, culturevulture