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Opening Night: Liberté + Q&A
Institute of Contemporary Arts
A couple in 18th century garb take a rest from their carriage and sit on a small hill, in a lush, almost painted field of grass and flowers
Liberté, dir. Albert Serra, France 2019, 138 min., French & German with English subtitles, 18

France 1774. Expelled from the puritanical court of Louis XVI, a group of aristocratic libertines pursue an ideal of enlightenment through the rejection of conventional morality. At a time when hypocrisy and false virtue reign, they seek a place to indulge their quest for pleasure, inhabiting a libidinous twilight world dedicated to realising unfulfilled desires.

Albert Serra’s explicit and opulent exploration of the limits of the erotic imagination is one of the most radical and subversive works of recent times, making Liberté a singular cinematic experience.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Albert Serra, hosted by Second Run founder Mehelli Modi.

All films are ad-free and 18+ unless otherwise stated, and start with a 10 min. curated selection of trailers.

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