Director: Roman Polanski
Cast includes: Catherine Deneuve

A chilling tale of psychosis. Catherine Deneuve is Carol, a fragile, frigid young beauty cracking up in her London flat when left alone by her vacationing sister. She is soon haunted by spectres real and imagined, and her insanity grows to a violent, hysterical pitch. Thanks to its disturbing detail and Polanski’s adeptness at turning claustrophobic space into an emotional minefield, Repulsion is a surreal, mind-bending odyssey, remaining one of cinema’s most shocking psychological thrillers.


Formative Films invites special guests to present a film that was influential to their lives and to share the reasons for their choice.

We welcome Jordan Mooney, noted for her work with Vivienne Westwood in the 1970s, icon of the London punk subculture to introduce her choice of film: Repulsion.

Read more about Jordan's Formative Film choice in our Latest section: "I first saw this film as a teenager at the Duke of York's cinema in Brighton and to this day it has continued to fascinate me. It never gives you the whole story and leaves you wondering about the unspoken."