"Martha Marcy May Marlene" was one of the certifiable breakout hits of this year's Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Best Director award. The movie centers on a lost young woman, Martha, who escapes from a cult into the seeming safety of her sister's upper-middle-class abode. Yet as the film progresses, it becomes less and less clear what is dream and what is reality just as it becomes less and less clear if Martha better adjusted to "normal" life at home or to life in the cult.
Watch for this movie to make a splash during the awards season. Critics have been heaping praise on the flick during its film fest run, singling out lead Elizabeth Olsen-- younger sister of Ashley and Mary-Kate -- in particular for her riveting, enigmatic performance. "Martha Marcy May Marlene" opens in limited release on October 21, but in the meantime, check out the exclusive motion poster.
Watch the trailer for "Martha Marcy May Marlene":
- Sundance Film Festival