KEY OBSESSIONS: LOVE/SEX/POWER/CONTROL
A woman who studies butterflies and moths tests the limits of her relationship with her lesbian lover, in director Peter Strickland’s incomparably strange, visually stunning, and divinely sensual study of obsession, control and power.
94% Fresh on Rottentomatoes: "Stylish, sensual, and smart, The Duke of Burgundy proves that erotic cinema can have genuine substance."
We are delighted that critic Anton Bitel will introduce this film and debate it after with the audience.
Deptford Cinema’s CINEMATIC OBSESSIONS Season has been made possible with support from Film Hub Midlands through funds from the National Lottery. Film Hub Midlands supports people to watch, show, and make films in the Midlands. The season is part of the nationwide Film Feels campaign; a curated campaign launching in summer 2019 across the UK, designed to celebrate film's unique ability to transport us, to illuminate ideas, and to spark a conversation. See more at filmfeels.co.uk.
Those of us who are obsessive about cinema know full well that the medium allows us to delve into our deepest desires and obsessions; the joy and community to be found in pursuing your passion, as well as the cautionary tales that obsessive behaviour can bring. This year the nationwide Film Feels campaign explores cinematic obsessions- from auteurs to oddballs, imitation to identity theft, Stalkers to Stans, this theme offers a rich feast of genres, icons and subtext for audiences to sink their teeth into.
dir. Peter Strickland
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