FILM CLUB “FRAME”
You are welcome to the Film Club “FRAME”!
06.06.2014 at 19.30
Production year: 2013
Lars von Trier
Screenplay: Lars von Trier
Country: Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, United Kingdom
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Erotic
Runtime: “Volume I” – 118 min., “Volume II” – 123 min. Stars: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgård, Stacy Martin, Uma Thurman, Christian Slater
Lars von Trier, Danish filmmaker, is known for films: Breaking the Waves (1996), Dancer in the Dark (2000), Dogville (2003), Antichrist (2009), Melancholia (2011).
“Nymphomaniac”, directed by Lars von Trier, a film in two “volumes”, is a pornographic work of art – an obsessive, violent, and at times remarkably eccentric sex epic that is often brilliant and never simple-minded or dull. It is a story told in flashback, with a woman confessing her shameful life story.
In the first part of the film, “Volume I”, Joe (Charlotte Gainsbourg) is discovered beaten and bloodied in an alley near the apartment of Seligman (Stellan Skarsgard), a solitary bachelor who offers comfort and hot tea to this forlorn stranger.Joe unreliably narrates the stories of a life of depravity, her sexual escapades, while Seligman interrupts her, relating her stories to fly fishing and Bach.
“Volume II” builds on emotional foundations from “Volume I,” even recasting the first film’s ironic humour with a darker pall. It takes up immediately where the last movie left off. At this point, her recollections – of getting together with her long time love interest, Jerome (Shia LaBeouf), having a child, losing her orgasm and looking for it in increasingly dangerous places – become exponentially darker and more shockingly confrontational.
In telling the story of a woman who has spent her life giving in to any and every sexual impulse, von Trier examines the fear and desire of love; the insatiability of human appetites; the interconnectedness of history, art and science; and the quest for personal fulfilment even when society disapproves.
Director of “Nymphomaniac” has always been a filmmaker that, aside from his personal obsessions and torments, tries to test the audience. Von Trier even seems to be tricking the audience. But he has at last created a genuine scandal – a provocation worth talking about.
There will be 15 min. break between “Volume I” and “Volume II”.
Tea and coffee and popcorn will be provided. You are welcome to bring your own drinks.
Free of charge but…a small donation will be appreciated to cover the costs.
Free car park.
Contact: Agnieszka Sobieraj