The Duke of Burgundy

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Peter Strickland’s eagerly anticipated follow up to BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO pays homage to Euro-erotica from the 1970s with a sensitivity that makes the film sweet, bizarre and touching. Beginning at an all-woman’s conference on butterflies, the film shifts to the bedroom, where an intense relationship between two women (Sidse Babett Knudsen and Chiara d’Anna) unfolds, as they experiment with  role-playing, submission and domination. (U.K., 2014, 106m, IFC Films, digital)