My Sole Desire

A mon seul désir

France 2022
In French, subtitled in english
119 min
Sallittu yli 12-vuotiaille
Director: Lucie Borleteau
Screenplay: Lucie Borleteau, Clara Bourreau, Laure Giappiconi
Cast: Louise Chevillotte, Zita Hanrot, Laure Giappiconi, Pedro Casablanc
Production: Marine Arrighi de Casanova / Apsara Films
Print Source: Njutafillms

This address, these lights, the care taken over the outfits and choreography lead us into a kind of metaverse, where strippers are in charge, having chosen their own destiny, who set their bodies and hearts to work in order to stir up desire. A troop of generous women, purveyors of pleasure and joy, who have created a space of freedom for themselves, where naked bodies and fantasies rejoice.

There’s no misplaced modesty here; bodies are shown in all their glory, experiencing and simulating pleasure, alongside lesbian love between women and the excitement felt by men. The story at the heart of My Sole Desire [--] revolves around an irresistible attraction, the love at first sight felt by Manon and Mia, an aspiring actress who practices her craft before an audience. A deep friendship and uncontrollable love bind them together. But whilst Manon has everything to gain from these little games of love and chance, Mia has a lot more to lose.

Aurore Engelen / Cineuropa