Tuesday, 3 January 2012
A Steve McQueen film - SHAME
A Steve McQueen film
Starring Michael Fassbender –
winner of the Best Actor prize at the Venice Film Festival 2011
“Provocative, beautifully directed and perfectly performed”
- Mark Adams, Screen International
January 19 at 1pm
Paramount Theatrette, 208 Clarence St, Sydney
Janujary 19 at 6pm
Sony Theatrette, Level 19, 1 Market St, Sydney
If Steve McQueen’s first film, Hunger, was about a man with no freedom, Shame is an examination of a character who has all the western freedoms and who uses his body to create his
own prison. Brandon (Michael Fassbender) is a young successful thirty-something living comfortably in his apartment in New York. As a distraction from day-to-day cubicle life, he seduces women, juggling a string of doomed romances and one-night stands.
The tightly controlled rhythm of Brandon's life begins to collapse, however, when his wayward, unruly sister Sissy (Carey Mulligan) arrives for an unannounced visit. Her disruptive presence in
his life propels Brandon further into New York's dark underbelly as he tries to escape her need for connection and the memories she stands for.
Shame is a compelling and timely examination of the nature of need, how we live our lives and the experiences that shape us.
RELEASE DATE: February 9, 2012
RUNNING TIME: 99 mins
CLASSIFICATION: R 18+
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