Brian De Palma returns to Venice with 'Passion'
Director Brian De Palma poses at the photo call of the film 'Passion' at the 69th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Friday, Sept. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
VENICE, Italy (AP) — Director Brian De Palma has returned to the Venice Film Festival after five years, and to the thriller genre after 20 years, with "Passion."
The movie is a murder mystery turning a power struggle between Christine, a business woman played by Rachel McAdams, and Isabel, her protege played by Noomi Rapace. The film makes its world premiere in competition at the Venice Film Festival on Friday.
Actress Noomi Rapace and director Brian De Palma at the photo call of the film 'Passion' at the 69th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Friday, Sept. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
De Palma said "Passion" is "a woman's film" and the actresses "played off each other quite well."
Rapace said she appreciated depicting a relationship between women that is not "cute," or "just friends."
De Palma was in Venice in 2007 with "Redacted" and 2006 with the film noir "The Black Dahlia."
His last thriller was "Raising Cain" in 1992.