France’s most famous dominatrix, two close friends and two lovers share their innermost thoughts about love, friendship, dominance and submission – as we meet the unusual and fascinating author Catherine Robbe-Grillet and her inner circle.
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A documentary on sadomasochism without a single shot of nudity. Outstanding, no? Instead of shattering eroticism by being raw and un-prude, this showcases and preserves its esoteric sensuality. Alternating interviews with footage of Sessions, it allures and intrigues. Never thought I'd find interesting a 84 year old(!) dominatrix dissert on love, trust, power, life. Lovely cinematography to boot. |DocLisboa15 [cont.]
A peek into the “haute” S/M culture in France with the very charismatic Catherine Robbe-Grillet leading the show. The S/M sessions are magnificently “staged”, they really play out like theatre pieces. I would've loved to see more of them. Otherwise the document is traditional talking heads type but thanks to the charisma and openness of all interviewees, it works.