Director: LARS VON TRIER
Volume I: 118 minutes, Volume II: 123 minutes, Denmark-Germany-France-Belgium-U.K., 2013, Colour
The IFI is delighted to present a preview of Nymph()maniac (Volumes I & II) on February 22nd at 18.00 which will include a transmission live from the Curzon Chelsea cinema in London with members of the cast (Stellan Skarsgard, Stacey Martin and Sophie Kennedy-Clark) introducing each volume, followed by a post-screening Q&A.
Running time: Volume I: 1:58 & Volume II: 2:03 | Certificate: 18 TBC
6.15pm – Cast introduction to Volume I
6.20pm – VOLUME I BEGINS
8.20pm – Intermission
8.30pm – Cast introduction to Volume II
8.35pm – VOLUME II BEGINS
10.35pm – Q&A with cast
11.00pm – EVENT ENDS
Joe (Charlotte Gainsbourg) is lying bloodied and beaten in an alley. Her body is discovered by Seligman (Stellan Skarsgård), a literate, learned bachelor living a monkish existence. Seligman takes the woman in and tends to her wounds. In return Joe tells him the story of her life as a self-diagnosed nymphomaniac, measuring out the trysts and travails of her sexual odyssey in enigmatically titled chapters.
It should come as no surprise to hear that Lars von Trier’s eagerly anticipated epic is provocative, a tantalising and teasing film, complex and intellectually challenging while containing a detectable strand of knowing, pitch black humour. An extraordinary cast, including Shia LaBeouf, Christian Slater, Jamie Bell, Willem Dafoe and Uma Thurman, all make bold and striking appearances, though British actress Stacy Martin is a revelation as the young Joe.
Nymph()maniac, VOLUME I & VOLUME II opens on February 28th.
*All the above timings are subject to change.