Unmasking Venice Film Series – The Comfort of Strangers 

Film: The Comfort of Strangers
Friday, June 24, 7:00pm
Free with suggested donation!

Starring: Chrisopher Walken, Helen Mirren, Rupert Everett, and Natasha Richardson
Paul Schrader, Italy, 1990

“Adapting the acclaimed novel by Ian McEwan, playwright and screenwriter Harold Pinter lends his trademark unnerving dialogue and air of creeping menace to this spellbinding study of power, control, and the frighteningly thin line between pleasure and pain. Rupert Everett and Natasha Richardson are the prey, a beautiful British couple working on their relationship while on holiday in Venice; Christopher Walken and Helen Mirren are the hunters who draw them into the sinister web of their opulent, old-world palazzo. What plays out is an unsettling seduction imbued with an atmosphere of sumptuous dread by the elegantly gliding tracking shots of cinematographer Dante Spinotti, lush score by Angelo Badalamenti, and carefully controlled direction of Paul Schrader, who choreographs a mesmerizing pas de quatre of sustained erotic and emotional tension.”

Funding and support from Art Bridges.


Friday, June 24, 2022
7:00 pm — 8:30 pm (1h 30′)

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