Venus – Naked Female Confessions / Venus

Lea Glob, Mette Carla Albrechtsen (DK, 2017)

Venus (Lea Glob, Mette Carla Albrechtsen, DK/NO, 2017)

Two female directors are looking for women to take part in an erotic film – based on their own sexual experiences. 100 curious women reacts to the casting call and shows to an audition, but the casting takes an unexpected turn. Slowly the women begin to take over the interviews, with their own deeply personal stories. The intimate space created by the directors, open up the women, and their candid honesty reveals a potential to create a new language of female sexuality. The film has a humorous and philosophical approach and asks more questions than it answers. All the women show both vulnerability and courage. We experience how they, through their stories, try to make sense of their sexual desires, in an otherwise enlightened and civilized society. 'Venus' explores how a new generation of young women anno 2016 defines themselves as sexual beings.

KeywordsWomen / 2010-2019 / Erotisism

Basic information

Danish titleVenus
Danish theatrical release08.03.2017
Online release2017-10-02
Production countryDenmark/Norway
Duration83 min.
Production companyHouse of Real
Co-producer Faction Film
With support fromDet Danske Filminstitut
Domestic distribution DOXBIO, Det Danske Filminstitut
International saleDR International Sales / DR Byen / Emil Holms Kanal 20 / DK-0999 København C / t +45 3520 3040 / f +45 3520 3969 / /
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Full credits

Lea GlobDirection
Kirstine BarfodProducer
Jesper JackExecutive producer
Julie LeerskovProducer
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Awards and nominations

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Award Year Festivals
Feature Film Audience Award:
House of Real
Jesper Jack
Lea Glob
Mette Carla T. Albrechtsen
Anna J. Ljungmark
Kirstine Barfod
2017 Lisboa International Independent Film Festival 2017

Festival screenings

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Festivals Festival date
Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum 09-11-2017
Denver International Film Festival 01-11-2017
Denver Film Society 01-11-2017
Sao Paulo Int. Film Festival 19-10-2017
Sydney Antenna International Documentary Film Festival 01-10-2017
Valparaiso, Docsbarcelona 29-09-2017
Sheffield Doc/Fest 09-06-2017
Bologna, Biografilm 09-06-2017
Warszawa, Against Gravity 12-05-2017
Belgrade, Beldoc 08-05-2017
Lisboa International Independent Film Festival 03-05-2017
Kiev, Docudays UA International Human Rights Film Festival 24-03-2017
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 03-03-2017
Columbia, True/False Film Festival 02-03-2017
Göteborg International Film Festival 27-01-2017
Tallinn, DocPoint 25-01-2017
Helsinki Doc Point Documentary Film Festival 23-01-2017
Amsterdam, IDFA 16-11-2016
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Registration of festival participation and awards

The Danish Film Institute registers international festival participation and awards for Danish films, though primarily for films whose festival distribution is handled by the Danish Film Institute, and primarily in connection with festivals prioritised by the Danish Film Institute. Festival participation and awards regarding Danish films that are not handled through the Danish Film Institute's festival distribution will only be registered in connection with "launch" festivals, according to the Danish Film Institute's list of priority festivals. See the list of priority festivals.

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