Mildred Pierce

Mini-Series | USA 2011 | 2x60' | OV

»It’s not TV. It’s HBO.« Rarely did the long-time slogan of the US cable channel ring as true as it does for this top-of-the-class series in five installments. The number of Oscar winners and festival champions, working both on and off camera, is impressive enough: Kate Winslet, Melissa Leo, Todd Haynes, Ed Lachman – the list goes on. Director and co-writer Haynes did not just remake Michael Curtiz’ (CASABLANCA) 1945 film classic of the same name, he went back to the original literary source, to the James M. Cain (THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE) novel it was based on. Haynes tells the story of a woman who, with a lot of discipline, works her way up in Los Angeles at the time of the Great Depression. However, she does not succeed in winning what she cherishes above all else: the love of her daughter. While Curtiz’ motion picture added a made-up murder storyline to turn the original piece of literature into a film noir, Haynes’ version delves into the core of this melodrama. As he has done before in FAR FROM HEAVEN, Haynes once more demonstrates his mastery of this genre.

In co-operation with TNT Series

Director
Todd Haynes
Script
James M. Cain, Todd Haynes, Jon Raymond, Jonathan Raymond Adaptation from the novel “Mildred Pierce“ by James M. Cain
Photography
Edward Lachman, William Coleman
Editors
Camilla Toniolo, Affonso Gonçalves
Sound
Thomas O’Neil Younkman
Music
Carter BurwellProduction Design: Mark Friedberg Casting: Laura Rosenthal, Jennifer Sabel
Principal Cast
Kate Winslet, Guy Pearce, Evan Rachel Wood, Melissa Leo
Executive Producers
Christine Vachon, Todd Haynes, Pamela Koffler, John Wells
Production
John Wells Productions, Killer Films, MGM

Domestic Sales

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Selected filmography Todd Haynes

SUPERSTAR: THE KAREN CARPENTER STORY (1988), POSION (1991), SAFE (1995), VELVET GOLDMINE (1998), FAR FROM HEAVEN (2002), I'M NOT THERE (2007)