2013 Cannes Film Festival

Cannes 2013: First Look at Roman Polanski's 'Venus in Fur'

Last time Polanski had a film in competition it won the Palme d'Or

Roman Polanski, Emmanuelle Seigner and Mathieu Amalric on the set of Venus in Fur
Roman Polanski, Emmanuelle Seigner and Mathieu Amalric on the set of Venus in Fur

Just above is your first look at Roman Polanski's new film Venus in Fur, which is based on the play by David Ives and centers on an actress' attempts to convince a director she's perfect for a role in his upcoming production.

The film is set to play in competition and the last time Polanski held such an honor was in 2002 where his film, The Pianist, went on to win the Palme d'Or. Will Venus in Fur share a similar result?

Along with Polanski's wife, Emmanuelle Seigner, the film co-stars Mathieu Amalric and was shot entirely in French.

Photo via Rifrazioni Magazine, found via Film Stage

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  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Stinger/ Stinger

    Wait... it's not based on Masoch's novel?

    I'm still looking forward to it because Polanski, but since I love that novel.... it makes me sad....... :(

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Travis/ Travis

      If I remember correctly, the plot of the play is about a director making a play of Masoch's novel, and the girl wants to convince him she is perfect, and it starts to mirror the novel

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Stinger/ Stinger

    Also, there seems to be a butt in the lower left corner of the picture.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/eoindaly2k11/ Eoin Daly

    I will watch the show but no one will ever do justice to the role like Nina Arianda did on stage. Also I do not like the change making the characters older.