Best Bets: ‘Venus in Fur’ at Zinema 2
It’s like AP English: This past spring, a production of the edgy S&M-ish show “Venus in Fur” played at The Underground.
The story: A director is casting the lead roles in his adaptation of the 1870 novel “Venus in Fur,” by the man whose name is the genesis of the word “masochism.”
A not-quite-right-for-the-part actress blows in the door and, though late, insists on auditioning.
Wanda spends the evening reconstructing the actor-director relationship.
The A.V. Club called the movie, which played at Cannes Film Festival, “a sharp, sexy comedy … performed by two superb and superbly in-tune actors, and directed with a sure hand by a filmmaker who’s clearly not cowed by the challenge of blowing up a two-person chamber piece for the screen.”
GO SEE IT What: “Venus in Fur”
When: Opens Friday
Where: Zinema 2, 222 E. Superior St.
Tickets: $9 adults, $7 adult matinee