Venus in Fur

Release date: 08-11-2013
Director: Roman Polański

directed by Roman Polański written by Roman Polański, David Ives director of photography Paweł Edelman production design by Bruno Via producers Roman Polański, Robert Benmussa, Alain Sarde produced by R.P. Productions co-produced by Monolith Films co-financed by the Polish Film Institute distribution in Poland Monolith

cast Emmanuelle Seigner (Vanda), Mathieu Amalric (Thomas)

colour, 90′
France, Poland 2013

 

Exhausting auditions for a new stage play bring no effects: none of the candidates for the female lead fit the role of a woman who has a contract with a man, a contract that turns him into a slave. Resigned, the director is about to exit the theatre when Vanda bursts through the door. She appears insolent, ill-mannered, desperate, and unprepared. Once Thomas reluctantly agrees to give her a chance, the actress undergoes a spectacular metamorphosis.