The Comfort of Strangers (1990) Clip – out on BFI Blu-ray 24 September | BFI
Starring Helen Mirren, Christopher Walken, Rupert Everett and Natasha Richardson, directed by Paul Scrader and scripted by Harold Pinter, this acclaimed erotic thriller comes to BFI Blu-ray on 24 September https://shop.bfi.org.uk/pre-order-the-comfort-of-strangers-dual-format-edition.html
Mary (Natasha Richardson) and Colin (Rupert Everett, The Happy Prince) attempt to reinvigorate their flagging relationship with a romantic trip to Venice. Soon though, they find themselves drawn into a complex web of deceit, passion, perversion and sexual intrigue, subtly spun by mysterious Robert (Christopher Walken), who resides nearby in palatial splendour with his wife Caroline (Helen Mirren).
Adapted from Ian McEwan’s haunting novel by famed playwright Harold Pinter, The Comfort of Strangers is chillingly directed by Paul Schrader (First Reformed), and will lead you on a shadowy, dreamlike journey towards the darkest realms of human experience.
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