STANLEY KUBRICK FESTIVAL – EYES WIDE SHUT

Rating: R18+
Length: 160 mins
Cast: Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Todd Field

Kubrick’s last complete film (he passed away four days after showing the final cut to representatives from Warner Bros.), EYES WIDE SHUT is also one of his most epic undertakings, an erotic drama that is completely uncompromising in achieving an unique vision. Dr Bill Harford (Tom Cruise) is shocked when his wife Alice (Nicole Kidman) admits that she contemplated an affair with a man she met the previous year. Becoming obsessed with her suggestive fantasy, Harford becomes involved in an underground sex group, and quickly loses his head. The longest film shoot ever undertaken at 15 months, Kubrick’s perfectionism and attention to every detail has never been in greater evidence. Indulgent, perhaps. Unforgettable, absolutely.

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