Roman Polański at the 38. Gdynia Film Festival
“Thank you all for such a warm welcome (…) I express myself through what I show on the screen and therefore, I would like to suggest starting the screening,” said the director before the screening. “I hope there are a lot of women in the audience because to some extent, it is a film for them. Unfortunately, in most of my films women are victims, but in this film the situation is different. It is a strong and complex character who speaks the language of women,” added Polański. At the end, on behalf of the Festival organizers the Artistic Director Michał Chaciński thanked everyone who has made it possible for the Gdynia festival audience to watch the film “Venus in Fur” in the presence of Roman Polański.
“Venus in Fur” is an erotic comedy fenomenally received by the critics and the audience of this year’s Cannes Festival. It is an adaptation of the successful Broadway play by David Ives inspired by the novella under the same title by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch.