Brian De Palma's 'Passion' Gets U.S. Premiere at Provincetown Film Festival
PROVINCETOWN, Mass. -- The 15th Provincetown Film Festival has added a surprise guest this weekend, with the arrival of Brian De Palma for what is being informally billed as the delayed American premiere of his erotic thriller, Passion.
A cat-and-mouse game of murderous personal and professional intrigue between a ruthless Berlin ad agency executive and her brilliant female assistant, the film stars Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace. It bowed in competition at the Venice Film Festival last fall and segued directly to Toronto.
Its official U.S. premiere was scheduled to take place at the New York Film Festival in October with De Palma in attendance, but a glitch with the digital projection caused that first screening to be abandoned. (Subsequent NYFF showings did go ahead as planned.)
Provincetown organizers confirmed Thursday that De Palma will fly in for Saturday's showing of Passion. He is scheduled to participate in an audience Q&A after the film, a remake of French director Alain Corneau's 2010 noir, Love Crime.
Entertainment One will release Passion in the U.S. on Aug. 30.