VENUS IN FUR ( MA15+)
ANYONE who has ever endured the agony of an audition process will pick up the coded signals transmitted here at full strength. Adapted from the play by David Ives, the fi lm is a claustrophobic chronicle of a casting call going gradually and irreversibly haywire. Mathieu Amalric ( The Diving
Bell and the Butterfl y) plays Thomas, an egotistical playwright who can’t fi nd the right actress for the lead role in his latest work. At the end of a long afternoon of underwhelming tryouts, in walks Vanda ( Emmanuelle Seigner). What follows is an ever- intensifying war of words, wills and talents. Thomas swiftly realises he has misread Vanda’s ability to carry his play. Vanda slowly reveals she might not be all that interested in landing the part. The motives behind this one- on- one battle for supremacy are cloaked with conniving glee by director Roman Polanski ( The Pianist).
Now showing State Cinema