Far From Heaven


1h 47m 2002

Brief Synopsis

It is the fall of 1957. The Whitakers, the very picture of a suburban family, make their home in Hartford, Connecticut. Their daily existences are characterized by carefully observed family etiquette, social events, and an overall desire to keep up with the Joneses. Cathy Whitaker is the homemaker,

Film Details

Also Known As
Lejos del cielo
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Drama
Release Date
2002
Distribution Company
Focus Features
Location
New Jersey, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 47m

Synopsis

It is the fall of 1957. The Whitakers, the very picture of a suburban family, make their home in Hartford, Connecticut. Their daily existences are characterized by carefully observed family etiquette, social events, and an overall desire to keep up with the Joneses. Cathy Whitaker is the homemaker, wife and mother. Frank Whitaker is the breadwinner, husband and father. Together they have the perfect '50s life: healthy kids and social prominence. Then one night, Cathy discovers her husband's secret life and her tidy, insular world starts spinning out of control. Fearing the consequences of revealing her pain and confusion to anyone in her own social circle, she finds unexpected comfort and friendship with her African-American gardener, Raymond Deagan. Cathy's interactions with Raymond, her best friend Eleanor Fine and her maid, Sybil, reflect the upheaval in her life. Cathy is faced with choices that spur gossip within the community and change several lives forever.

Crew

Jody Allen

Producer

Ethan Anderson

Craft Service

Kelly J Baker

Supervising Sound Editor

Declan Baldwin

Coproducer

Elmer Bernstein

Music

Emilie A Bernstein

Original Music

Timothy Bird

Assistant Director

David Boulton

Adr Mixer

Pete Bucossi

Stunt Coordinator

Ellen Christiansen

Set Decorator

George Clooney

Executive Producer

David A. Cohen

Dialogue Editor

Alan D'angerio

Hair Stylist

John Deblau

Gaffer

Joanie Diener

Music Editor

Deb Dyer

Production Accountant

Lisa Edmondson

Assistant

Missy Eustermann

Post-Production Accountant

David Franzoni

Best Boy Electric

Mark Friedberg

Production Designer

Michael Gandsey

Sound Editor

Marshall Garlington

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Abbot Genser

Photography

Jeanne L Gilliland

Boom Operator

Hildie Ginsberg

Makeup Artist

Bradley M Goodman

Post-Production Supervisor

Reshma P Gopaldas

Assistant

Craig Haagensen

Camera Operator

Sandy Hamilton

Property Master

Todd Haynes

Screenplay

Beau Holden

Assistant

Michael Hyde

Transportation Captain

Thomas R Johnston

Script Supervisor

Nathan Kaproff

Music Contractor

Claire L Kirk

Art Department Coordinator

Steve Kirshoff

Special Effects Coordinator

Scott Koenig

Production Manager

Michael Kriston

Hair Stylist

Drew Kunin

Sound Mixer

Edward Lachman

Director Of Photography

Edward Lachman

Dp/Cinematographer

David C. Lee

Photography

Max Lichtenstein

Music

Elizabeth Linn

Scenic Artist

Joe Lisanti

Music Editor

David Lowry

Best Boy Grip

James Lyons

Editor

Rick Marroquin

Dolly Grip

Jim Mcmillan

Key Grip

Cynthia Millar

Soloist

Cynthia Millar

Music

Nicholas R. Miller

Construction Coordinator

Marnie Moore

Foley Artist

Richard Moore

Sound Editor

Elaine Offers

Makeup Supervisor

Rick Partlow

Foley Artist

Macall Polay

Accountant

Sandy Powell

Costume Designer

Jonathan Raymond

Assistant

Frank Renella

Foley Mixer

Eric Robison

Executive Producer

Peter Rogness

Art Director

Laura Rosenthal

Casting

Mike S Ryan

Location Manager

Leslie Shatz

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Brad Simpson

Coproducer

John Sloss

Executive Producer

Checkers Smith

Assistant

Steven Soderbergh

Executive Producer

Katina Sossiadis

Production Secretary

Koula Sossiadis

Production Coordinator

Edward Tejada

Transportation Coordinator

Ginger Thatcher

Choreographer

Eric Thompson

Adr Mixer

Peter Thorell

Assistant Director

Christine Vachon

Producer

Daniel Wagner

Assistant

Dan Wallin

Music Engineer

Holly Watson

Graphics

John Marcum Wells

Executive Producer

Joseph White

Boom Operator

James Willetts

Foley Recordist

Lee Wimer

Color Timer

Patrick Winters

Adr Editor

Patrick Winters

Foley Editor

Susan J. Wright

Wardrobe Supervisor

Film Details

Also Known As
Lejos del cielo
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Drama
Release Date
2002
Distribution Company
Focus Features
Location
New Jersey, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 47m

Award Nominations

Best Actress

2002
Julianne Moore

Best Cinematography

2002

Best Original Screenplay

2002

Best Score

2002

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Co-winner of the 2002 award for Best Supporting Actor (Dennis Haysbert), shared with Chris Cooper ("Adaptation"), by the Washington D.C. Film Critics.

Nominated for the 2002 award for Best Original Screenplay by the Writer's Guild of America (WGA).

Nominated for the 2002 Best Film by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Media Awards.

Nominated for two 2002 Screen Actor's Guild (SAG) awards, including Best Actress (Julianne Moore) and Best Supporting Actor (Dennis Quaid).

Winner of four 2002 awards from the New York Film Critics Circle including: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor (Dennis Quaid), and Best Supporting Actress (Patricia Clarkson).

Winner of six 2002 awards from the Chicago Film Critics Association including: Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress (Julianne Moore), Best Supporting Actor (Dennis Quaid), Best Original Score and Best Cinematography.

Winner of the 2002 award for Best Actress (Julianne Moore) at the Venice International Film Festival.

Winner of the 2002 award for Best Actress (Julianne Moore) by the Broadcast Film Critics Association. Also nominated for Best Picture.

Winner of the 2002 award for Best Actress (Julianne Moore) by the Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association.

Winner of the 2002 award for Best Actress (Julianne Moore) by the Toronto Film Critics Association.

Winner of the 2002 award for Best Actress (Julianne Moore) by the Washington D.C. Film Critics.

Winner of the 2002 award for Best Actress (Julianne Moore) from the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures.

Winner of the 2002 award for Best Director (Todd Haynes) by the San Francisco Film Critics Circle.

Winner of the 2002 award for Best Original Screenplay (Todd Haynes) by the Seattle Film Critics.

Winner of three 2002 awards from the Seattle Film Critics includings: Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actress (Julianne Moore).

Winner of two 2002 awards from the National Society of Film Critics, including: Best Supporting Actress (Patricia Clarkson) and Best Cinematography (Ed Lachman).

Winner of two 2002 awards from the Online Film Critics Society, including Best Actress (Julianne Moore) and Best Supporting Actor (Dennis Quaid).

Released in United States Fall November 8, 2002

Expanded Release in United States November 15, 2002

Released in United States on Video April 1, 2003

Released in United States 2002

Released in United States March 2005

Shown at Venice International Film Festival (out of competition) August 29 - September 8, 2002.

Shown at South by Southwest Film Festival March 11-19, 2005.

CFI color

Released in United States Fall November 8, 2002

Expanded Release in United States November 15, 2002

Released in United States on Video April 1, 2003

Released in United States 2002 (Shown at Venice International Film Festival (out of competition) August 29 - September 8, 2002.)

Released in United States March 2005 (Shown at South by Southwest Film Festival March 11-19, 2005.)

Co-winner of the 2002 award for Best Actress (Julianne Moore) from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association.