Chromophobia (film)

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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Martha Fiennes
Produced by Tarak Ben Ammar
Ron Rotholz
Written byMartha Fiennes
Starring Penélope Cruz
Ralph Fiennes
Kristin Scott Thomas
Music by Magnus Fiennes
Distributed by Momentum Pictures [1]
Release date
  • 21 May 2005 (2005-05-21)
Running time
136 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
Budget$10 million (estimated)

Chromophobia is an ensemble film which debuted at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival in France. [2] The film's crew was made up of a brother-sister trio – Martha Fiennes wrote and directed the film, Ralph Fiennes starred in it, and Magnus Fiennes composed the score. The film was shot entirely in Great Britain and the Isle of Man.



Chromophobia takes a look at several people and relationships. Some of these people are very wealthy and have become so obsessed with their wealth and material objects they are very detached from more important things in life. The things they choose to reject in their pursuit for the finer things in life include friendship, their children, love and integrity. At one point or another in the movie, each character begins to realize and then face their problems and in a sense their lives come crashing down. The characters then begin to see if they can get their lives back and carry on with a new look.


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  2. "Festival de Cannes: Chromophobia". Retrieved 12 December 2009.