You should be very familiar with this film by now. Steve McQueen‘s sex-addiction drama Shame stars Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan and Nicole Beharie. After premiering in Venice Film Festival at the end of this month, Shame will screen at the Telluride Film Festival (September 2-5th), Toronto International Film Festival and the BFI-American Express London Film Festival.
Here’s the Director’s Statement, courtesy of Venice Film Festival site:
Hunger was about a man with no freedom who used his body as a political tool and through that act created his own liberty. Shame examines a person who has all the western freedoms and through his apparent sexual freedom creates his own prison.
As we witness – and become desensitised to – the continued and continual sexualisation of society, how does anyone navigate through this maze and not be tainted by the surroundings? It is this ’elephant in the room’ that I wish to explore.
Cant wait. 🙂