Steve McQueen, UK, 2011.
Directed by: Steve McQueen
Script: Abi Morgan, Steve McQueen
Producer: Iain Canning, Emile Sherman
Production company: See-Saw Films
Cinematography: Sean Bobbitt
Editing: Joe Walke
Music: Harry Escott
Cast: Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan, James Badge Dale, Nicole Beharie
Format: 35 mm
Running time: 99'
Michael Fassbender plays Brandon, a New Yorker who drapes a shroud of regular-guy normalcy over a seething pit of sexual compulsion. Addicted to pornography and the release it provides, he keeps his distance from real relationships with women. Only one woman can get close to him: his sister Sissy. If Brandon can pretend to be average in public, Sissy has long stopped trying. Needy and impulsive, she crashes into Brandon’s apartment on the verge of self-destruction. These two siblings bring out the worst in each other. 'Shame' is a portrait of a man in descent, but it paints that portrait obliquely.
Awards and Festivals
Venice Film Festival 2011 - Coppa Volpi for Best Actor (Michael Fassbender)
Steve McQueen was born in London and studied at Chelsea School of Art and Goldsmiths College, after which he spent a year at the Tisch School of the Arts in New York. His art has been shown in museums around the world and has been acquired by major institutions, including the Guggenheim, the Tate and the Centre Pompidou. His feature films are 'Hunger' (2008) and 'Shame' (2011). Steve McQueen won the Turner Prize in 1999.
Location and screening schedule:
TUŠKANAC CINEMA, Monday, October 17th at 10.30
EUROPA CINEMA, Monday, October 17th at 19.30
EUROPA CINEMA, Tuesday, October 18th at 15.00