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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.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Library
Danish title Venus
Other titles Venus – Naked Female Confessions
Keywords Women, , , , Erotisism, Lesbians, 2010-2019
Director Lea Glob, Mette Carla Albrechtsen
Producer Kirstine Barfod, Julie Leerskov, Anna J. Ljungmark
Casting Lena Paaske
Production country Denmark,Norway
Production companies House of Real
Domestic distribution Det Danske Filminstitut, DOXBIO
International sale DR International Sales / DR Byen / Emil Holms Kanal 20 / 0999 København C / t +45 3520 3040 / f +45 3520 3969 / drsales@dr.dk / www.drsales.dk
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

Companies

Production companies House of Real
Co-producer Faction Film
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut
Domestic distribution Det Danske Filminstitut, DOXBIO

Instruktion

Direction Lea Glob
Casting Lena Paaske
Direction Mette Carla Albrechtsen

Produktion

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

Klip

Editor Signe Rebekka Kaufmann

Awards and nominations

Award Year Festival
Feature Film Audience Award 2017 Lisboa International Independent Film Festival 2017

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum 2017-11-09
Denver Film Society 2017-11-01
Denver International Film Festival 2017-11-01
Sao Paulo Int. Film Festival 2017-10-19
Sydney Antenna International Documentary Film Festival 2017-10-01
Valparaiso, Docsbarcelona 2017-09-29
Sheffield Doc/Fest 2017-06-09
Bologna, Biografilm 2017-06-09
Warszawa, Against Gravity 2017-05-12
Belgrade, Beldoc 2017-05-08
Lisboa International Independent Film Festival 2017-05-03
Kiev, Docudays UA International Human Rights Film Festival 2017-03-24
Distributørvisning 2017-03-03
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2017-03-03
Columbia, True/False Film Festival 2017-03-02
Göteborg International Film Festival 2017-01-27
Tallinn, DocPoint 2017-01-25
Helsinki Doc Point Documentary Film Festival 2017-01-23
Amsterdam, IDFA 2016-11-16
Det Danske Filminstitut registrerer international festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, dog primært de titler, som Filminstituttet varetager i sin festivaldistribution, og primært i forbindelse med de festivaler, som Filminstituttet har prioriteret at samarbejde med. Registreringen af festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, der ikke er i festivaldistribution, foretages kun for "launch"-festivaler ifølge Filminstituttets prioriterede festivalliste. Se listen over prioriterede festivaler.

Reviews and articles

On the library you can find these articles and revies and other material about the film.
Type Source Author Date
Anmeldelse Information Nikolajsen, Lone 2017-03-09
Anmeldelse Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Sommer Boysen, Katrine 2017-03-08
Anmeldelse Politiken 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 Hygum Sørensen, Dorte 2017-03-02
Anmeldelse Berlingske Tidende Sauntved, Louise Kidde 2017-03-02
Interview Berlingske Tidende Almbjerg, Sarah Iben 2017-03-02