Glob & Albrechtsen: Venus


My colleague at the DocsBarcelona festival, who is also a visual artist, Martina Rogers, 28 years old, has written this review of “Venus”:



I enjoyed Venus (great title by the way). I found it very true, the women who appear show honesty and not always, of course, security or self-confidence. Actually they show embarrassment sometimes too. It’s incredible how you get into their intimacy, it’s like you get little by little into their sexuality until they, at the very end, are naked. It’s beautiful. It is very natural and simple. I like the way it has been shot too.

I also think it is a necessary film, not just for women, but for anyone. Sexuality is a subjective and very particular way of living ourselves, of feeling ourselves and looking at ourselves. And sometimes you feel that “there is a correct way of being a woman”, that’s what the society tries to tell you and that generates fear to difference, many taboos… regarding to women sexuality for example, there is a strong dichotomy between whore and saint. This film helps breaking all that. Women, we are responsible for our sexuality, we know what we want, what we desire. No partner should be responsible of the other’s pleasure. But sometimes there is a lack of connection between us and our genitals. If you don’t name it, if you don’t put it on words, it doesn’t exist.

So, I liked the film because it talks about women sexuality, it’s true, and these women share their intimacy and made me think about mine. And I think it will be helpful for some other women, to look into their selves and into their sexuality.

The film will have its Danish premire at 50 Danish cinemas  tomorrow March 8.

Denmark, 2016, 80 mins.

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Tue Steen Müller
Tue Steen Müller

Müller, Tue Steen
Documentary Consultant and Critic, DENMARK

Worked with documentary films for more than 20 years at the Danish Film Board, as press officer, festival representative and film consultant/commissioner. Co-founder of Balticum Film and TV Festival, Filmkontakt Nord, Documentary of the EU and EDN (European Documentary Network).
Awards: 2004 the Danish Roos Prize for his contribution to the Danish and European documentary culture. 2006 an award for promoting Portuguese documentaries. 2014 he received the EDN Award “for an outstanding contribution to the development of the European documentary culture”. 2016 The Cross of the Knight of the Order for Merits to Lithuania. 2019 a Big Stamp at the 15th edition of ZagrebDox. 2021 receipt of the highest state decoration, Order of the Three Stars, Fourth Class, for the significant contribution to the development and promotion of Latvian documentary cinema outside Latvia. In 2022 he received an honorary award at DocsBarcelona’s 25th edition having served as organizer and programmer since the start of the festival.
From 1996 until 2005 he was the first director of EDN (European Documentary Network). From 2006 a freelance consultant and teacher in workshops like Ex Oriente, DocsBarcelona, Archidoc, Documentary Campus, Storydoc, Baltic Sea Forum, Black Sea DocStories, Caucadoc, CinéDOC Tbilisi, Docudays Kiev, Dealing With the Past Sarajevo FF as well as programme consultant for the festivals Magnificent7 in Belgrade, DOCSBarcelona, Verzio Budapest, Message2Man in St. Petersburg and DOKLeipzig. Teaches at the Zelig Documentary School in Bolzano Italy.

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