Focus Features has just released this new poster for Ang Lee’s Lust, Caution, and I think it’s a thing of beauty. Very creative positioning of the actors and use of shadows. And I love how the title was rendered as if it was just another shadow being projected on the wall.
The whole poster also conveys well the idea behind the title. There is obviously some attraction between the two main characters. But there is also danger in their interaction, and things keeping them apart. Perhaps dangerous things, which force them to hide their true feelings in the shadows? The title itself stands between the two characters, acting as a visual barrier, probably representing more concrete barriers that are to be found in the story.
Certainly much more interesting than a typical poster for a character driven drama. And a very clever visualization of the movie’s premise and title. I love it.
Lust, Caution is currently scheduled to open September 28, in limited release.