Either the festival fathers (Venice, Telluride, Toronto) have Brian DePalma‘s back out of age-old loyalty or Passion, his remake of Alain Corneau‘s Love Crime (2010), a corporate potboiler about rivalry between two ambitious women, is half-decent or even good. It’s very hard for me to accept that possibility. In my mind DePalma’s last decent film was 1998′s Snake Eyes.
The Passion trailer is telling us that DePalma has emphasized a lesbo current …fine.
In Corneau’s film Kristin Scott Thomas played the older, dominant, more jaded executive and Ludovine Sagnier played the young go-getter. In DePalma’s film Rachel McAdams has the Thomas role (seven years ago she was the hot new actress and now she’s playing older woman roles?) and Noomi Rapace has the Sagnier part.