Celluloid Dreams The Directors Label


Based on Nathalie Robins and Steven Aronson’s award-winning novel, which tells the incredible true story of Barbara Daly, wife of Brooks Baekeland, the dashing heir to the Bakelite plastics fortune. Beautiful, charismatic, Barbara is still not a match for her betterborn husband. The birth of the couple’s only child, Tony, rocks the uneasy balance in this marriage of extremes. Tony is a failure in his father’s eyes, and as he matures he becomes increasingly close to his lonely mother. The seeds for a tragedy of spectacular decadence are sown.

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