Sundance Selects Picks Up Roman Polanski’s Venus In Fur


This group’s upcoming slate of films is getting out of hand.

Already with films from the likes of Kiarostami, Assayas and Mungui, and with Cannes seeing the company nab up the Palme d’Or winner Blue Is The Warmest Color and the new film from Francois Ozon, Sundance Selects has picked up yet another Cannes picture, and yet another one from a world-renowned auteur.

The company has revealed that they have picked up the US rights to Roman Polanski’s new picture, Venus In Fur. Here’s the synopsis:

Set in modern-day Paris, VENUS IN FUR follows writer-director Thomas (Amalric) and a pushy, foul-mouthed actress named Vanda (Seigner) who bursts into auditions in a whirlwind of erratic energy. Vanda’s emotionally charged audition for the gifted but demanding playwright becomes an electrifying game of cat and mouse that blurs the lines between fantasy and reality, seduction and power, and ultimately, attraction and obsession.

The film received mixed reviews coming out of the Croisette, but if there is a director who will always have the attention of the film world, it’s Polanski. This picture sounds right up his alley and hopefully Sundance Selects will be able to usher this one into theaters relatively soon. Oh, and who knows? Could Criterion be calling soon?

Source THR

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