RED is billed as a surreal, savage tale of female power inspired by the mating rituals of the redback spider, which stars Blanchett, actor Alex Russell and the Sydney Dance Company’s Charmene Yap.
“In essence, the narrative in RED illuminates the unusual mating rituals of the Australian red-back spider,” Barton said. “Here, our brave little male after copulating with the monumental female gently somersaults into her mouth, offering himself as a meal postcoital. If she is not hungry she will store his bound, dying body on her web for later consumption.”
“On shoot day, she [Cate Blanchett] nailed the long cutting performance on the first take,” she said. “Her energy exploded off the monitor. We were all blown away. Cate is mother. At that point I knew that the stakes onRED had just gone to another level. I was actually shitting myself just a little bit.”
RED runs from January 26 to April 30 at the Art Gallery of South Australia.
Red will have it’s premeiere next month on Adaline Film Festival
The official site for more details: HERE
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