The Duke Of Burgundy

 

The Duke Of Burgundy, directed by Peter Strickland, has been on my watch-list for a while now.  I was quite taken with the dreamy trailer, (an “aesthete’s dream!”, one reviewer proclaimed) and had already enjoyed Strickland’s Berberian Sound studio, a twisty, imaginative “anti-horror” film, and so I was prepared to watch something quite beautiful that would probably go absolutely nowhere.  I don’t think this makes me very popular when it comes to my turn to pick a film for group-viewing, but these sorts of nonsensical, plodding, but visually exquisite films are among my very favorites.

Advertised as “Sex, Bondage, & Butterflies”, I suppose the best way to sum this up in ten words or less is: “Gorgeous lesbian lovers/lepidoptera enthusiasts have minor spat”.  That doesn’t give away any spoilers, does it?  I am not sure that there are any to give away.

In any event, if you are intrigued by the non-review above, but aren’t yet sure if this is your cup of tea, have a peek at some of the incredibly lovely imagery.

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1 Comment on The Duke Of Burgundy

  1. appigoth
    July 12, 2015 at 11:58 am (4 years ago)

    i enjoyed both too! you might want to watch tabu (2012) next. very different kind of film, but your wrote-up reminded me of it for some reason.

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