Albert SerraHelmut Berger, Marc Susini, Iliana Zabeth, Laura Poulvet
France, Spain, Portugal / 2019 / French, German / 132 minutes / Color
Exiled from the court of Louis XVI, an ensemble of louche aristocrats enlists the Duke of Walchen from Germany into their philosophical movement of libertinage. In an amorphous night of woodland cruising to live out their sexual fantasies, Serra’s (The Death of Louis XIV, 41st) erotic images focus on an interplay between exhibitionism and voyeurism, conjuring consummate sensuality and contemplation on the human quest for transgression. Special Jury Prize, Un Certain Regard, Cannes.