Thursday, 29th October: The Duke of Burgundy (18)

UK  –  Drama  –  Year: 2014  –  Running time: 104 mins

Audience feedback: Rating: ★★½☆☆ (2.53 from 38 responses)

  • The Duke of Burgundy 3‘Excellent’: 3 votes
  • ‘Very Good’: 4 votes
  • ‘Good’: 7 votes
  • ‘Satisfactory’: 11 votes
  • ‘Poor’: 7 votes
  • + 6 categorised comments

An erotic, tender, complex and disturbing depiction of the relationship between two women. Cynthia and Evelyn live together in a grand old house in the middle of a moss-draped forest: a fairy-tale realm. Appearing to be mistress and maid, Evelyn’s duties clearly extend far beyond doing the housework, while who is dominant, who subservient becomes problematic. With many allusions and references to other films and directors, and much humour, there is no violence, no men – well, hardly any –  but many butterflies. Hence the title of this critically acclaimed work.

An arresting piece of cinema.
Alex Doenau (Trespass Magazine)

Director: Peter Strickland
Berberian Sound Studio (2012) / Katalin Varga (2009)

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The Duke of BurgundySelected UK reviews

Uncut Magazine (Michael Bonner)
The Observer (Jonathan Romney)

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