95 mins
8 / 10 (11549)
32

Synopsis

A pregnant housewife, Hunter appears to have it all. However, as the pressure to meet her controlling in-laws and Ken-doll husband’s rigid expectations mounts, cracks begin to appear in her carefully created facade. Hunter develops a dangerous eating habit, and a dark secret from her past seeps out.

MUBI's take

With a stellar performance by Haley Bennett, Swallow is a surreal and candy-colored female empowerment thriller about the struggle for bodily autonomy. Joining the ranks of remarkably terrifying films about pregnancy, this drama revives the suspenseful mood—and style—of Rosemary’s Baby.