Venus in Fur
The protagonist of “Venus in Fur” is Thomas, a director who is looking for an actress to perform a leading role in his new play. A thorough audition fails to produce results. None of the candidates is apt for the role of a woman who signs a contract with a man to make him her slave. The disheartened director is about to leave when Wanda rushes into the theatre. She seems impertinent, ill-mannered, desperate and unprepared. When Thomas reluctantly agrees to give her a chance the actress goes through a stunning metamorphosis.
“Venus in Fur” is an adaptation of David Ives’s play, widely successful on Broadway, inspired by a novella under the same title written by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch.
Paweł Edelman, an outstanding Polish cinematographer who has cooperated with Polański in “The Pianist”, “Oliver Twist” and “Ghost Writer” is the director of photography for the film. The film stars Emmanuelle Seigner and Mathieu Amalric, a French actor of Polish origin, known from “Quantum of Solace” and “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly”, a film awarded in Cannes and nominated for 4 Oscars, in which he also played with Polański’s wife. R.P. Productions, a co-producer of Monolith Films, is the producer for “Venus in Fur”. The film was produced in cooperation with the Polish Film Institute.
fot. Monolith Films