+ intro by Catherine Wheatley, King’s College London
Provocateur Catherine Breillat’s portrait of a young woman’s journey of sexual exploration.
Caroline Ducey, Sagamore Stévenin, François Berléand, Rocco Siffredi
France 1999. 99min
In a graphic exploration of intimacy, both physical and emotional, Marie takes herself on a journey of self-discovery – pushing her boundaries with erotic encounters in an attempt to understand her body and her desire. Breillat herself called this ‘not a sex movie but a movie about sex’.
Contains scenes of unsimulated sex and sexual violence that some viewers may find distressing.
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