Venus – Naked Female Confessions

83 min.DK/Documentary

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.
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Original title Venus
Danish title Venus
Keywords Denmark, Women, Young people, Sexuality, Sex, Erotisism, Lesbians, 2010-2019
Director Lea Glob, Mette Carla Albrechtsen
Producer Kirstine Barfod, Julie Leerskov, Anna J. Ljungmark
Editor Signe Rebekka Kaufmann
Casting Lena Paaske
Production country Denmark, Norway
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut, DOXBIO
International sales DR International Sales
Danish theatrical release 08.03.2017
Cinemas 50 biografer i hele landet - i samarbejde med DOX:BIO
Online release 02.10.2017
Comment Venus debuted in IDFA’s First Appearance competition. The directors won the Nordic Talent Pitch Prize in 2011 for their film project Human Female Sexuality. Glob co-directed (with Petra Costa) Olmo and the Seagull, recipient of the best Nordic doc award at CPH:DOX 2014. Albrechtsen is co-director of Wild Girls from 2012.
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 11
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Production company
Executive Producer House of Real
Co-production Faction Film
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut, DOXBIO


Direction Lea Glob
Direction Mette Carla Albrechtsen
Casting Lena Paaske


Producer Kirstine Barfod
Executive producer Jesper Jack
Producer Julie Leerskov
Producer Anna J. Ljungmark


Editor Signe Rebekka Kaufmann

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Reviews and articles

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Type Source Author Date
Anmeldelse Information Nikolajsen, Lone 2017-03-09
Anmeldelse Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Sommer Boysen, Katrine 2017-03-08
Anmeldelse Politiken-Fonden Hegnsvad, Kristoffer 2017-03-08
Anmeldelse Information Ravn, Anna Raaby 2017-03-08
Interview BT Bach Jacobsen, Sine 2017-03-04
Artikel BT Bach Jacobsen, Sine 2017-03-04
Anmeldelse Weekendavisen Ernst, Linea Maja 2017-03-03
Interview Politiken-Fonden Hygum Sørensen, Dorte 2017-03-02
Anmeldelse Berlingske Tidende Sauntved, Louise Kidde 2017-03-02
Interview Berlingske Tidende Almbjerg, Sarah Iben 2017-03-02
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