With a background in cinematography, Molly Manning Walker’s first feature vividly captures the fraught sexual maturation of teenage girls with striking authenticity and sensitivity, while making space for self-discovery and female pleasure.

School is over and three sixteen year-old best friends head off to Crete for a week of sun, partying and (hopefully) hooking up, before their lives diverge. Em has been accepted into university and with her smarts has a sure future. Tara and Skye are less certain of theirs, but are intent on making the most of their time in this sun-soaked Greek paradise. Unlike her friends Tara is still a virgin and feels the pressure to lose her virginity at the first given opportunity. This compulsion comes up against questions of consent, a tension richly explored, without moralising, in this vibrant Cannes Un Certain Regard award-winner.

Dr. Samira van Bohemen is assistant professor of cultural sociology at the Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB) and head of the Erasmus Love Lab. Her research mainly deals with everyday Identity Politics and distinguishes itself through its serious engagement with pleasure and ‘good sex’. She researches among other things how different social groups (come to) experience some sexual activities as pleasurable (or not) and how these experiences are connected to identity.

How to Have Sex I Molly Manning Walker I 91 minutes I United Kingdom I 2023

This Tiger College is a collaboration between the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) and Studium Generale.

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Date: Woensdag 31 januari 2024
Time: 19:00 hrs.
Location: Pathé 1

Students: 10 euro
Regular: 15 euro