The past decade hasn’t been too kind to Brian De Palma. The director’s past few films have been his most divisive and critically lashed efforts of his career. With disappointments like The Black Dahlia and Mission to Mars, it’s easy to see why that is. After a five year absence, De Palma is returning to the big screen with Passion, an “erotic” thriller starring Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace that’s a remake of the recent French film Love Crime.
The film is set to premiere at the Venice Film Festival, which will then be followed up with screenings at both TIFF and the New York Film Festival. Check out the film’s first trailer to see Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace having…a good time, shall we say:
To no surprise, many are already labeling the trailer as “campy.” Campy as this first look may be, Passion seems like A-caliber camp, the best kind of De Palma. This trailer gives off a hint that we’re in for another Femme Fatale: a dreamlike narrative versus real world logic.
I’ll hopefully be seeing the film at the New York Film Festival and, after this trailer, Passion remains on my must-see list for the festival and the year. [via The Film Stage]