The Duke of Burgundy
First screened in September 2014
Director: Peter Strickland. Cast: Sidse Babett Knudsen, Chiara D'Anna, Monica Swinn, Fatma Mohamed, Eugenia Caruso, Eszter Tompa. Screenplay: Peter Strickland. Twitter Capsule:
As ever, Strickland yields voluptuous sounds and images. But wit and fun again get lost in arbitrary spirals.
Manna to Eurotrash aficionados and to Ph.D. students who will adduce this film in their dissertations on film masochism, inspiring audiences at conferences to go "Huh? Whoa!" and seek it out.