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Requiem for a Dream


Dir. Darren Aronofsky. 2000, 102 mins. 35mm. With Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly, Marlon Wayans. Based on the eponymous novel by Hubert Selby, Jr., Aronofsky’s astonishing and hallucinatory second film follows a young couple in their downward spiral into heroin abuse in the midst of a search for the key to their dreams. Requiem featured stunning performances by Jared Leto and Jennifer Connelly, and won Ellen Burstyn a Supporting Actress nomination for her lacerating portrayal of a diet pill-addicted mother.

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