Venus in Fur

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North American Premiere

France, Poland | 96 MINUTES

VENUS IN FUR

Drama, Relationships
Adapted from David Ives’ 2010 Tony Award-winning play of the same name, the latest New York theater adaptation from Roman Polanski follows Thomas (Matthieu Almaric), a theater director staging an adaptation from the Leopold von Sacher-Masoch novel. Frustrated by the quality of actresses he has auditioned, Thomas is about to give up, when mysterious Vanda (Emmanuelle Seigner) arrives in his theater unannounced, knowing every line by heart. As the two begin a fevered, intense, and at times aggressive collaboration, the lines between passion and obsession (and theater and reality), begin to blur. Though originally designed for the stage, master filmmaker Polanski transforms this tense theatrical drama into a piece of a pure cinema in the way that only he can.

-Frederic Boyer

CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Roman Polanski

Roman Polanski is a French director whose diverse body of work includes Rosemary’s Baby (1968), Chinatown (1974), Tess (1986), Death and The Maiden (1999), The Pianist (2005), and Carnage (2011).
Director
Roman Polanski
Screenwriter
David Ives, Roman Polanski
Producer
Robert Benmussa, Alain Sarde
Editor
Margot Meynier, Herve de Luze
Associate Producer
Mariusz Lukomski, Wojtek Palys
Cinematographer
Pawel Edelman
Executive Producer
NA
Composer
Alexandre Desplat
Cast
Emmanuelle Seigner, Mathieu Amalric

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