International Lens Film: L'apollonide
11/13/2012, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Free and Open to the Public
Location: Sarratt Cinema (Google map of this location)
France (2011) Dir: Bertrand Bonello.
A frank account of life in a smart Parisian brothel in 1900. It demonstrates that la belle époque was less belle for the girls than for their wealthy clients, though better than walking the streets or working in a sweatshop. Superbly designed to suggest the oppressive, hypocritical haut-bourgeois decor and the obsessive eroticism that excludes real desire. French with English subtitles. Unrated. 122 mins.
Partial funding provided by The Department of Spanish & Portuguese.