From the Barbican Theatre, London
Jude Law (CLOSER, THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY) stars in the stage production of "Obsession" from the Barbican Theatre in London. Ivo van Hove (National Theatre Live's "A View from the Bridge" and "Hedda Gabler") directs this new stage adaptation of Luchino Visconti's 1943 film. Gino is a drifter, down-at-heel and magnetically handsome. At a roadside restaurant he encounters husband and wife, Giuseppe and Giovanna. Irresistibly attracted to each other, Gino and Giovanna begin a fiery affair and plot to murder her husband. But, in this chilling tale of passion and destruction, the crime only serves to tear them apart. The stage production of "Obsession" is produced by Barbican Theatre Productions Limited, London and Toneelgroep Amsterdam; co-commissioned by Wiener Festwochen and Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg; co-produced by Holland Festival and David Binder Productions; and supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. (Note courtesy of By Experience.) Written by Tom Stoppard, from Luchino Visconti's film; directed by Ivo van Hove; starring Jude Law. UK, 2017, color, 120 min. NOT RATED
No passes accepted.