Rule 34

Regra 34

France, Brasil 2022
Portuguese, subtitles in English
100 min
Suitable for audiences aged 16 and above
Director: Júlia Murat
Screenplay: Gabriela Capello, Júlia Murat, Roberto Winter
Cast: Sol Miranda, Lucas Andrade, Lorena Comparato
Production: Tatiana Leite, Júlia Murat / Esquina Filmes
Print Source: Bubbles Project

Light years away from the clichés linked to a consensual or, even worse, sweetened and romanticised staging of sexuality ("female" in particular), Murat proposes that we follow the protagonist of her film through the dark recesses of her erotic fantasies, in search of a pleasure that is no longer only physical but also and above all political.

Simone (Sol Miranda) is a law student who fights to defend women in cases of domestic abuse. Although she conscientiously involves herself in defending this cause, in her private life Simone explores the limits of erotic urges linked to the universe of BDSM. To support herself, the film's protagonist exposes her body on Chaturbate, a porn site where she performs as a livecam-sex performer. Aware of her privileges as an educated and independent professional, Simone believes she can explore her sexuality without being held accountable to anyone, the master of a body she disposes of as she pleases. In spite of this, she does not forget (society constantly reminds her) what it means to be a black woman in Brazil, the vulnerability that this 'label' brings on a social and historical level.

Muriel Del Don / Cineuropa

On August 24th, the screening at Kino Tapiola is an age-restricted screening for individuals aged 18 and above, with alcohol beverages available from the Kinobaari.