FILMFEST HAMBURG 2013: “VENUS IN FUR” by ROMAN POLANSKI winner of the CICAE ART CINEMA AWARD!
The International Art Cinemas Confederation is glad to inform you that VENUS IN FUR (France, Poland 2013, 96 min) by ROMAN POLANSKI won the CICAE ART CINEMA AWARD at the FILMFEST HAMBURG 2013 (26/09 – 05/10/13, Hamburg, Germany)
Synopsis of VENUS IN FUR:
After a long day’s casting, Paris theatre director Thomas (Mathieu Amalric) is about to throw in the towel. None of the actresses he’s seen corresponds to the picture he has in his head. Then Vanda (Emmanuelle Seigner) turns up, seeming to embody everything he detests: naive and simple, and prepared to do anything to get the part. Whilst they rehearse, a intense game begins between them that awakens the most secret passions… After Carnage, Oscar-winner Roman Polanski has filmed another stage play that was received in Cannes with a standing ovation.
Motivation of the CICAE jury :
„With VENUS IN FUR reaches Roman Polanski the top of his art of staging psychological duels, which he began about 50 years ago with “Knife in the Water” (“Nóz w wodzie”). Polanski manages, also thanks to the great actors Emmanuelle Seigner and Mathieu Amalric, to direct a remarkable adaptation of Leopold Sacher-Masoch’s play of roles and power”.
About the film :
Director: Roman Polanski
Screenplay: Roman Polanski and David Ives based on the play by David Ives
Cast: Emmanuelle Seigner Mathieu Amalric
Producer: Robert Benmussa Alain Sarde
Orig. Titel: La Vénus à la fourrure
Original language: French, English, Spanish
Filmtype: Fiction Feature
Music: Alexandre Desplat
DoP: Pawel Edelman
Set Designer: Jean Rabasse
Editor: Margot Meynier, Hervé de Luze
World Sales: Lionsgate
Production Company: R.P. Productions, Monolith Films
CICAE’s annual ART CINEMA AWARDS are attributed by an international jury of independent programmers at leading European festivals. The aim of the award is to help films find an audience within the international art cinema network.
The CICAE jury at the FILMFEST HAMBURG 2013 was composed of Dietmar Zingl (Cinematograph, Leokino, Innsbruck, Austria), Melanie Hoffmann (Kinokult e.V. Programmkinos, Ludwigsburg, Germany) and Gunar Klapp (Kino Onikon, Herdecke/Ruhrgebiet, Germany)