Turning her back on her wealthy, established family, Diane Arbus falls in love with Lionel Sweeney, an enigmatic mentor who introduces Arbus to the marginalized people who help her become one of the most revered photographers of the twentieth century.
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Jennifer Jason Leigh,
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In 1958, in New York City, the upper class Diane Arbus is a frustrated and lonely woman with a conventional marriage with two daughters. Her husband is a photographer sponsored by the wealthy parents of Diane, and she works as his assistant. When Lionel Sweeney, a mysterious man with hypertrichosis (a.k.a. werewolf syndrome, a disease that causes excessive body hair), comes to live in the apartment in the upper floor, Diane feels a great attraction for him and is introduced to the world of freaks and marginalized people, falling in love with Lionel.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Towards the end of the movie, Lionel is shown beginning to blow up the canvas raft. He later explains that it is for Diane when he takes his final swim. Someone suffering from such extremely low lung function that he will only live a few months would never be able to inflate a raft that size. See more »
Lost somewhere between "Beauty & the Beast" and "Eyes Wide Shut"
"Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus" is a peculiar little film.
On its surface the film intends to buck conventional wisdom by creating a biographic film made up of fabricated material. This is done in an effort to understand the inner-vision of photographer and photojournalist Diane Arbus whose most famous work was of societal outcasts.
Nicole Kidman plays her in the film, quietly submitting to the oppressive attitudes of the late-1950's. She supports and assists her husband in his photo studio, although she clearly yearns to explore her own artistry. When a mysterious man who conceals himself under an elaborate mask moves in upstairs, she becomes obsessed with him and begins a quest to capture his portrait for herself.
As directed by Steven Shainberg, of "Secretary" fame, "Fur" is a dreamy, visual treat, with a subtle erotic pulse. It's a strange and off-putting film with deliberate pacing and devoted performances by Kidman and Robert Downey Jr.
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