Watch: US Trailer for Roman Polanski's Odd & Erotic 'Venus in Fur'
It's been a few years since director Roman Polanski brought a film to the big screen, the last being Carnage, an adaptation of a stage play. Now the filmmaker is back with Venus in Fur, another single-location drama that looks much less conventional and more strange than the previous isolated tale in this first US trailer. The film follows Polanski's wife Emmanuelle Seigner, and her Diving Bell and the Butterfly co-star Mathieu Amalric in an erotic game of cat and mouse as a young actress is determined to get the role in a new play by using some sexy tactics. It looks odd, but may be worth checking out. Watch?
Here's the first trailer for Roman Polanski's Venus in Fur, originally from Apple:
Alone in a Paris theater after a long day of auditioning actresses for his new play, writer-director Thomas (Mathieu Amalric) complains about the poor caliber of talent. As Thomas is about to leave, Vanda (Emmanuelle Seigner) bursts in, a whirlwind of erratic—and erotic—energy. When Thomas agrees, reluctantly, to let her audition, he learns not only is Vanda a perfect fit, but she apparently has researched the role exhaustively—down to buying props, reading source materials and learning every line by heart. As the extended “audition” builds momentum, Thomas moves from attraction to obsession. Venus in Fur is written and directed by Roman Polanski, adapted from the play by David Ives, and hits theaters June 20th.