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Venus in fur
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Ives, David. Venus in fur.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : IFC Films, [2014]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (95 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
In a Parisian theatre after a day of auditioning actresses for the play he is preparing to direct, Thomas is distraught that none has what it takes to play the lead female character. He is getting ready to leave when Vanda appears: an unbridled and brazen whirlwind of energy. Vanda embodies everything Thomas hates. She is crude, idiotic, and will stop at nothing to get the part. But when Thomas finds himself backed into a corner and lets her try her luck, he is amazed to see Vanda transformed.
General Note:
Based on the Tony Award-winning Broadway play by David Ives, Venus in fur.

Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.
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Central Library DVD 65604 Adult DVD Media Room-Foreign Language Video
Audubon Library DVD 65604 Adult DVD Foreign Language
Clearfield Library DVD 65604 Adult DVD Open Shelf

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Roman Polanski adapts David Ives Tony Award-winning Broadway play about a frustrated theater director whose growing obsession with a volatile actress signals the start of an unexpected power shift. Exhausted after a day of unsuccessful auditions for the female lead in his play exploring the volatile relationship between a domineering mistress and her willing male subject, writer/director Thomas (Mathieu Amalric) broods over his lack of success when tempestuous actress Vanda (Emmanuelle Seigner) blows into the theater like a sweltering summer storm. Though at first reluctant to give the overly-assertive and questionably-talented actress an audition, Thomas eventually relents. Subsequently captivated by her intense erotic energy, he gradually begins to realize she was more prepared than initial appearances suggested, and that she's perfect for the role. Yet in his spellbound state, Michael fails to notice that Vanda - who even shares the same name as her fictional counterpart - has slyly managed to turn the tables on him and before long their relationship begins to strike an eerie parallel with those of his impassioned characters. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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