Sat Nov 13, 15:30
Film, Rio Cinema, £13.5 / £10.5 con
There's instant attraction and chemistry between Sascha and Maria when they meet whilst working at a Berlin brothel, and reckon with the oscillating demands of their subjective existences alongside each other. They are from different worlds and experiences. One is free and exploratory, while the other has wisdom and experience, and their fatedness feels undeniable.
Sex in all of its meanings, from a site and material of work, to the otherworldly and transformative stolen intimacy between the two, is represented with powerful honesty.
An incredibly accomplished cinematic feat, Bliss is a beautiful and naturalistic, yet earth-shattering depiction of how relationships are crucibles for growth and transformation in unexpected ways.
BLISS | dir. Henrika Kull | Germany 2021 | 90'
UK Premiere | German, English, and Italian with English subtitles
available in the UK from Bohemia Media
short before the feature:
POISON | dir. Louve Dubuc Babinet | Belgium 2020 | 19’
Radical sex worker turned live artist, Poison, rages against work under late capitalism.
CW: nudity, sex
Programme supported by Film Hub London, managed by Film London. Proud to be a partner of the BFI Film Audience Network, funded by the National Lottery. www.filmlondon.org.uk/filmhub