LEA GLOB & METTE CARLA 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”:
REVIEW BY MARTINA ROGERS
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.