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Meeting Venus

Directed by István Szabó
United Kingdom, 1991
Comedy, Drama, Romance


A orchestra conductor. is hired to direct in Paris Wagner’s opera “Tannhauser”. However, when it comes to the French capital, encountering all sorts of obstacles to perform their work: sometimes due to the demands of unions and others because of the whims of some singers.

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Meeting Venus Directed by István Szabó

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

1991 | 2 wins including: Best Actress (Golden Ciak)

Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists

1992 | Winner: European Silver Ribbon

What are people saying?

  • Karl J. Kipling's rating of the film Meeting Venus

    3.5. Has the problems endemic to the "europudding'" and pretty much wastes its entire supporting cast, among which are Erland Josephson and Maria de Medeiros (whose role, whatever it was, seems to have ended up on the cutting room floor). But it's a fine illustration of why the EU was never going to work, and the leads are good. One of the few times I've ever found Glenn Close agreeable.