Venus in Furs
The Netherlands / 1994 / 70 min
Technical Details :
Anne van der Ven, André Arend van Noord
Peter Burghout – Volfango Pecoraio
Festivals & Awards :
Int. Film Festival Rotterdam
Festival internacional de Cine de Gijon, Spain.
Nederlands Film Festival in Utrecht, The Netherlands.
Festival Internacional de Cine de Sante Fe de Bogota, Colombia.
Festival Internacional de Cinema Figueira de Foz, Portugal.
Raindance Film Showcase London, England.
Internacional Film festival of Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Film Festival of Groningen, The Netherlands.
La Mostra Internacional de Cinema Alternatiu, Barcelona, Spain.
Europa Film Festival Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
Film Festival Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic.
Creative Quest Award – Int. Film Festival of St.Petersburg
Russia Silver Award – The Australian Cinematographers Society, Sidney, Australia.
Watch the Trailer :
The story of Severin and Wanda, young lovers who entangle in a passionate and strangely violent love affair, in which masochism plays the lead role. Severin contracts himself as servant, house-keeper and lover, while Wanda learns to enjoy her role as torturer. Perversely, she humiliates him to the limit by taking another lover, breaking the unwritten rules. A multi-layered beautifully shot film in which the boundaries between fantasy and reality are constantly transgressed. Inspired by the novel of the same name by Leopold von Sacher Masoch, who lend his name to masochism.