The Duke of Burgundy (2014)

“The Duke of Burgundy” is a 2014 drama film written and directed by Peter Strickland. The film tells the story of the complex relationship between two entomologists, Cynthia and Evelyn, who engage in a series of BDSM role-playing games. Cynthia is the dominant partner, while Evelyn is the submissive one, but their roles and relationship evolve over time.

The film is set in an unspecified time and place, but its aesthetic is reminiscent of the 1970s. It features an all-female cast and explores themes of power dynamics, control, and the limits of desire. The film has been praised for its atmospheric cinematography, lush visuals, and original score.

“The Duke of Burgundy” has been critically acclaimed since its release, with many reviewers praising its unusual subject matter and exploration of complex, non-traditional relationships. It has won several awards, including the Best Director Award at the 2014 San Sebastian International Film Festival and the Sound of Cinema Award at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.

Duration: 104 min.

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