House of Pleasures

Friday, November 25 - Tuesday, January 3, 2012

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