Secrets of a scandal: a superb melodrama of mirrors and lies (****) Todd Haynes, so perfectly obsessed with Douglas Sirk (the director of melodramas and mirrors), knows it well. The story is told of an actress (Natalie Portman) who goes to a woman's house (Julianne Moore) to learn how to be her.

What the former wants is for the latter to show her her role in her next film, which, appropriately based on real events, is nothing more than her own foreign life.