In the arena of buzzworthy, hot-under-the-collar movies, “Fifty Shades Of Grey” wasn’t alone this year. Peter Strickland‘s “The Duke Of Burgundy” conjured up its own sexually twisted spell on the festival circuit, and now it’s headed to cinemas where you too can get turned on in the dark.
The latest from the “Berberian Sound Studio” filmmaker stars Sidse Babett Knudsen (of “Borgen” fame) and Chiara D’Anna, and follows the lesbian, sadomasochistic relationship between a lepidopterist and her domestic servant/slave. Take that corporate, vanilla shill Christian Grey. And Strickland uses the setting to spark the senses, with our review (as you’ll see in the trailer) calling it a picture that “creates a spell that had us hypnotized, immersed, and still awestruck. It’s the kind of movie that has us falling in love with movies all over again.”
“The Duke Of Burgundy” opens on January 23rd. Watch below. New poster via The Dissolve.