Friday, 6 February 2009

Jude Law and Simon Abkarian in Sally Potter’s new ‘gender-bending’ film Rage

Sally Potter’s new film Rage debuts at the Berlin Film Festival this weekend.

Look at this photo below. Yes, this is Jude Law who plays the role of a cross-dressing supermodel Minx in Rage. Incredible transformation!

Film director Sally Potter writes on her blog:

Jude, whose beauty has sometimes been held against him as an actor, made the courageous decision to accept the role of Minx - a “celebrity super-model” and took on a kind of hyper-beauty for this persona… a 'female' beauty which gradually unravels as the story unfolds.

Strangely, the more he became a 'she', coiffed and made-up, the more naked was his performance. There was great strength in his willingness to make himself vulnerable. It was an extraordinary part of the shoot.

AP provides more details about this film which involves a young blogger Michelangelo, and fashion designer played by one of my favourite actors Simon Abkarian (French Armenian actor who stars in Atom Egoyan’s Ararat; Robert Guediguian’s Le Voyage en Arménie; Sally Potter’s Yes; Casino Royale; also voice acting as Father in the original French version of the excellent animated film Persepolis):

The film is set over seven days in which a young blogger Michelangelo shoots behind-the-scenes interviews on his mobile phone at a New York fashion house while Merlin, a designer of Middle-Eastern origin, played by Simon Abkarian, prepares to show his latest collection.

But when a model dies on the runway and a murder investigation begins, Michelangelo's mobile phone footage becomes evidence.

*source of photos - Sally Potter's blog; IMDB

1 comment:

Ani said...

Oh, my! Oh my, oh my, oh my....This is going to be a must-see film!