House of Pleasures

House of Pleasures

Directed by: Bertrand Bonello

Friday, November 25 - Tuesday, January 3, 2012

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In this lush, atmospheric look at the final days of an elegant, turn-of-the-century brothel, we go inside the cloistered walls of L’Apollonide to meet the Madam (Noemie Lvovsky), her elite clientele, and some dozen “girls” — veterans and newcomers, romantics and cynics, schemers and innocents.  Upending the period drama with split screens, time shifts and a modern soundtrack, this is a provocative and beautiful film about the world’s oldest profession — and an exploration of how the past is remembered.

Official selection: Cannes, Toronto International Film Festivals

NR, 125 Minutes, French
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"Visually ravishing, troublingly seductive."
- Village Voice

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