No other review we delivered out of the Cannes Film Festival drew as much ire (and trolling) as Jessica Kiang’s take on Roman Polanski‘s “Venus In Fur.” Over 115 commenters weighed in after she declared that the latest from the auteur has “wit and verbal dexterity on display” but “has little insight to give us into anything except the sexual hubris of an aging man, and frankly, we’re not sure we give a damn.” Zing. Well you’ll be able to decide for yourself soon enough.
Sundance Selects has picked up the U.S. rights to the flick, starring Emmanuelle Seigner and Mathieu Amalric, an adaptation of the Broadway play by David Ives. Here’s the official synopsis:
Set in modern-day Paris, VENUS IN FUR follows writer-director Thomas (Amalric) and a pushy, foul-mouthed actress named Vanda (Seigner) who bursts into auditions in a whirlwind of erratic energy. Vanda’s emotionally charged audition for the gifted but demanding playwright becomes an electrifying game of cat and mouse that blurs the lines between fantasy and reality, seduction and power, and ultimately, attraction and obsession.
You can get a quick taste of the movie via a batch of new images. No release date has been slated just yet.