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Les Salopes or the Naturally Wanton Pleasure of Skin

This screening took place on
Friday, February 8, 2019 at 5:30pm
Yukon Arts Centre

Co-presented with La Tournée Québec Cinema Marie-Claire is happily married with two children and has a successful career as a dermatological researcher. Her promiscuous and fun-loving best friend Mathilde longs to settle down and have a child. For Marie-Claire, however, the love and security of marriage does not mean sacrificing her desire. She pursues men with the same voracity as her single friend but sets practical boundaries to keep extramarital sex without strings. Marie-Claire is frank and pragmatic about the distinction between love and desire. She understands the conventions of being a wife and mother and chooses to live outside of them without remorse. When a scandal goes public at her university, Marie-Claire is concerned about what might be revealed about herself in the process, and she is forced to consider the implications of her choices on her professional life, husband, and teenage daughter. Privately, Marie-Claire owns her choices. But she also knows that her pleasure is political and that when certain lines get crossed, blowback and judgment will be inevitable. Renée Beaulieu’s second feature is an astonishing tour de force and incisive character study that delves into the nature and politics of female sexuality. Brigitte Poupart’s commanding and unwavering performance as Marie-Claire brilliantly renders the interior space of a woman who lives on her own terms as she explores the multi-faceted manifestations of her desire. - DANIS GOULET, TIFF In French with English subtitles Content warning: scenes of a sexual nature are depicted throughout. Not recommended for youth under 18.
  • Directed by Renée Beaulieu
  • 2018, Quebec
  • 97 minutes
  • Film Subtitled
  • Parental Guidance Advised

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