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The Duke of Burgundy

Friday, January 23 - Saturday, March 21, 2015

Day in and day out, lesbian lovers Cynthia (Sidse Babett Knudsen, TV’s Borgen) and Evelyn enact an elaborate sadomasochistic fantasy as mistress and maid. But as their ritual of domination and submission begins to turn stale, Cynthia yearns for something more conventional, while Evelyn tries to push their taboos even further. An homage to European erotic melodramas of the ’60s and ’70s, Strickland’s (Berberian Sound Studio) hyperstylized riff becomes a surprisingly tender portrait of the difficulties all long-term relationships face.

  • Country UK
  • Rating NR
  • Running Time 101 minutes
  • Director Peter Strickland