If you were a fan of Rodney Ascher’s “Room 237,” with its intricate examination of Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining,” then you’ll be pleased to hear that a new documentary is in the works that explores Kubrick’s final film – the underrated and misunderstood “Eyes Wide Shut”.
The 1999 feature stars Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman as a married couple whose frustrations spill over into him going on a psychological journey into a night of orgies and sexual frustration. Both critics and audiences were divided on the film, but it has grown a strong following with its semi-hallucinogenic quality.
Tony Zierra (“Filmworker”) will helm the project, titled “SK13,” which offers an inside look at the making of “Eyes Wide Shut” and says the appeal is that it is the one film of Kubrick’s that people are still divided on:
“The one movie that I feel is the wrinkle in Kubrick’s filmography is Eyes Wide Shut. The people that love him always say, ‘He’s a genius, but I’m not sure what the hell that movie was about.'”
No release date for the documentary has been announced as yet.