Plot: Sarah (Robin Wright) and Michael (Jason Patric) are lovers. She is loving and playful and has many actor friends. He has no one but her, and his jealousy. When he leaves her, she is unable to forget him. He becomes her sickness, her obsession…, the one that still have the power to bestir her.
Director: Erin Dignam
Writing Credits: Erin Dignam
Cast: Robin Wright, Jason Patric, Rae Dawn Chong, Barry Primus, Christine Harnos, Rosalind Chao and David Duchovny.
Music by: Harold Budd
Release Date: January 21, 1990 (Sundance Film Festival) | September 19, 1991 (USA Video Premiere)
Filming Dates: 14 December 1987 – January 1988
Filming Locations: Mendocino, California, USA
MPAA Rating: R
Runtime: 103 minutes
“Between Love and Madness… Between Desire and Obsession… Between a Man and a Woman…”
DENIAL is a deeply affecting psychological study of Sarah (Robin Wright), affectionately called Loon by her friends and imprisoned in a wounded memory.
For Loon escape provides no liberation. Having left her home and a tumultuous relationship with Michael (Jason Patric), she finds a haven in the borne of Jay (Barry Primus) and his daughter Sid (Christine Harnos). However, the memories of her college years with Michael cling to her, reminding her that the woman she is, and the woman she thought she wanted to be, have both been shaped by him. When a former classmate, Julie (Rae Dawn Chong), reenters her life, she more than ever feels the anguish of memory. However, through Julie’s films of their college days, Loon begins to learn that the past need not hold her.