Foreign Film: Venus in Fur
09/25/2014, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
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Roman Polanski’s latest film is based
on the David Ives play, which was itself inspired by Leopold von
Sacher-Masoch’s infamous novel. The story opens as a writer-director of a new
play based on Venus in Fur
unsuccessfully auditions actresses for the lead role. As he prepares to leave
the theatre, an actress named Vanda Jourdain—portrayed by Polanski’s real-life
partner, Emmanuelle Seigner—arrives and convinces the director to allow her to
read for the part. A whirlwind of energy and unrestrained aggression, Vanda
knows every line by heart, and shows great understanding of the character, even
as attraction turns into obsession.
Polanski | 2013 | France | 96 minutes | Rated R
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