Director Roman Polanski's adaptation of playwright David Ives comedy "Venus In Fur" will debut at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, starring Polanski's wife actress Emmanuelle Seigner ("La Vie En Rose") in the lead.
Premise follows an actress who capitalizes on her apparent naivete and desperation to seduce the director of an erotic play.
"...the writer-director of a new play, an adaptation of the novel which inspired the term 'Masochism', is on the telephone lamenting the inadequacies of all the actresses who showed up that day to audition for the lead character.
"Suddenly, at the last minute, a new actress bursts in, the exemplar of every fault he has decried: needy, crude, compliant, desperate. Yet over the next 90 minutes, the balance of power shifts as the actress establishes total dominance over the director, exactly as in the novel..."
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- Michael Stevens
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