Lea Glob and Mette Carla Albrechtsen
Venus
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Venus

Lea Glob and Mette Carla Albrechtsen

2016
80 min.
Denmark and Norway
Danish
Subtitles: Catalan and Spanish

During casting sessions, young women from Copenhagen talk candidly about their sexual experiences.

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Show
Direction
Lea Glob and Mette Carla Albrechtsen
Executive Production
Jesper Jack
Distribution
DocsBarcelona Distribution
Production
Kirstine Barfod, Anna J. Ljungmark, Julie Leerskov
Edition
Signe Rebekka Kaufmann
Photography
Cathrine Coleman
Music
Ola Kvernberg
Synopsis

During casting sessions, young women from Copenhagen talk candidly about their sexual experiences. Initially, the two female directors wanted to make a film as a way of better understanding their own sexual desires and frustrations. In response to a casting call, more than a hundred ordinary young women turned up and talked straight into the camera about their erotic fantasies.

As shooting progressed, the filmmakers realized that these intimate casting sessions should in fact be the final film. The interviewees gradually open up: one shy woman discovered that she gets aroused watching two men having sex. Another woman talks about how she finds it difficult to submit to a man. A recurring frustration is that women are supposed to be simultaneously innocent and wild, often an impossible combination. Because the man is supposed to actively take steps – you don’t kiss him, he kisses you – his intentions and motivations are easier to understand. The bare surroundings of a casting studio allow Venus to pierce these female passions.

About the direction
Lea Glob

Lea Glob

Director

Lea Glob (1982); Graduated from the National Film School of Denmark in 2011 as a documentary directo...

Mette Carla Albrechtsen

Mette Carla Albrechtsen

Director

Mette Carla Albrechtsen (1980); she studied creative communication at the Graphic Arts Institute in...

Awards and festivals

Göteborg International Film
Sweden, 2017
DocPoint Tallinn
Estonia, 2017
Helsinki Doc Point Documentary Film
Finland, 2017
Docu Days UA
Ukraine, 2017
IDFA
Netherlands, 2016
Lea Glob and Mette Carla Albrechtsen
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