A three-part anthology film about love and sexuality: a menage-a-trois between a couple and a young woman on the coast of Tuscany; an advertising executive under enormous pressure at work, who, during visits to his psychiatrist, is pulled to delve into the possible reasons why his stress seems to manifest itself in a recurring erotic dream; and a story of unrequited love about a beautiful, s high-end call girl in an impossible affair with her young tailor. Robert Downey Jr. English Italian Chinese.
Steven Soderbergh has just finished directing the second episode of Erosa trilogy also directed by Michelangelo Antonioni whose episode is entitled Il filo pericoloso delle cose and is already in the can and Wong Kar-Waiwho is scheduled to begin work shortly. Soderbergh's film is about a psychologist and his patient's obsessions with two women, it stars Robert Downey Junior and Alan Arkinand was made in the United States. Did you enjoy reading this article?
The thematic center of Eros is erotic desire. The formal conceit is more daring and less interesting: divided into three parts, it's designed as a "tribute to" Michelangelo Antonioni, who directs one section, with others by Wong Kar-Wai and Steven Soderbergh. And its misconception is obvious from the start: it opens with a series of drawings, suggestively posed figures on faux oriental tapestries, set to a charming, mildly romantic, Caetano Veloso song a tribute to Antonioni.
Presumably addressing the hot issue of eroticism, with each taking a distinctive approach to the theme, none of the three shorts is satisfying on any level, stylistically or thematically. Over the years, Zhang had lovingly crafted the clothes that she wears for other men. Young, shy, and inexperienced, Zhang treats Hua as an unattainable fantasy woman until a fitting session in which Hua begins to use her magical touch on him.
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A n anthological example of attentive students surpassing their teacher, Erosa collection of three short films about sex and love, matches grand ennui master Michelangelo Antonioni with fawning admirers Steven Soderbergh and Wong Kar-wai. A monochromatic noir-inflected tale of an ad exec Robert Downey Jr. And in performing them, Blanchett offers the rare cinematic spectacle of a mother in her alone time, compelled to let her imagination and anxieties loose outside the pressures of maternal duty.
In Italian; English subtitles. In a throwback to the European omnibus films of the s, three visionary filmmakers confront the timeless theme of eros—love and sex—in divergent tones of heat and frigidity. If you would like to reproduce an image of a work of art in MoMA's collection, or an image of a MoMA publication or archival material including installation views, checklists, and press releasesplease contact Art Resource publication in North America or Scala Archives publication in all other geographic locations. All requests to license audio or video footage produced by MoMA should be addressed to Scala Archives at firenze scalarchives.
Each of the three segments addresses the themes of love and sex. Miss Hua, a s high-end call girl is visited by a shy dressmaker's assistant Zhang, to take her measure. He hears the sounds of sex, as he waits in her living room.
This justly renowned trio combine for an ambitious original anthology of international sexual tales, and the results are variable, stimulating and quite different in tone and mood. Wong's "The Hand," set in and some years afterwards, is the poignant story of a beautiful Hong Kong courtesan Gong Liher shy tailor Chang Chen and their long but ambiguous relationship as his prestige rises and hers falls. Soderbergh's "Equilibrium" reveals the mysterious sex dreams of a nervous young Manhattan advertising agency man in as related to his older, blase psychiatrist two perfect roles for Robert Downey Jr. Antonioni, in the climactic "The Dangerous Thread of Things"--set in the present, though it feels more like the mid-'60s--draws a portrait of marital disintegration and sexual adventure among the upper classes, a sex triangle between an American Christopher Buchholzhis Italian wife Regina Nemni and their neighbor Luisa Ranieri.