Eros is an anthology of three medium-length films on the subject of eroticism and love from a trio of the world’s most extraordinary directors, Wong Kar Wai, Steven Soderbergh and Michelangelo Antonioni.
Wong’s richly textured, achingly emotional The Hand depicts a young tailor’s unrequited love for a beautiful Hong Kong courtesan. He lovingly crafts the clothes that she wears for other men. Over time, the seemingly unattainable fantasy woman loses everything, just as the tailor prospers in his career. Then the unexpected happens.
Soderbergh’s wry and perverse comedy Equilibrium is about a stressed-out 1950s advertising man suffering from a series of recurring erotic dreams. During his session with psychiatrist, he describes his dream of a woman who is familiar to him - but he can’t recall who she is when he wakes up. Through the course of a very off-beat session of therapy, we discover why.
Antonioni’s philosophical meditation on the chasm between men and women, The Dangerous Thread of Things follows a married couple who no longer have anything to say to one another. At an impasse, the man has a passionate one-night stand with a free-spirited girl, but even this fails to satisfy him. Later on, the wife and the girl meet.