My Way
Gender and Identity in British Cinema

The Duke of Burgundy

Director: Peter Strickland
Cast: Sidse Babett Knudsen, Monica Swinn, Chiara D'Anna
United Kingdom, 2014, 104’, color

English with Turkish subtitles

Day after day, Cynthia and Evelyn act out a simple yet provocative ritual that ends with Evelyn’s punishment and pleasure. As the wealthy amateur butterfly expert Cynthia yearns for a more conventional relationship, her housekeeper Evelyn’s obsession with erotic spells quickly becomes an addiction that may push the relationship to a breaking point. Dripping with eroticism and dread, and inspired by the style of Jess Franco, The Duke of Burgundy is a darkly decadent, kinky, gothic melodrama from Peter Strickland, the award-winning writer and director of the eerie Berberian Sound Studio and Katalin Varga.

This film contains scenes depicting sexual situations and / or violence that might not be suitable for minors.


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