3 items from 2011
Updated through 5/18.
"[E]veryone I know absolutely despised Bertrand Bonello's House of Tolerance, set in a Parisian brothel ca. 1899-1900, whereas I found myself rather touched by the film's oddly idealized portrait of a defunct community," writes Mike D'Angelo at the Av Club. "Granted, there are risible moments — you can't make a movie in which a hideously disfigured prostitute cries tears of milky semen without inspiring a lot of wisecracks on Twitter. But Bonello's compassion for these women feels genuine, and I appreciated the deft way that he juxtaposed their various assignations with the practical, menial details of their trade, as well as his pointedly anachronistic use of music…. I make no great claims for House of Tolerance, but the degree of intolerance among my colleagues has me befuddled."
Leslie Felperin in Variety: "Although there's heaps of nudity, disturbing violence, weirdness and a general air of bored erotic lassitude, all »
Sneak Peek the new poster supporting the France-produced dramatic feature "L'Apollonide" ("Memories of the Brothel"), directed by Bertrand Bonello, starring Hafsia Herzi, Celine Sallette, Alice Barnole, Adele Haenel, Jasmine Trinca, Iliana Zabeth, and Noemie Lvovsky :
"...At the dawn of the twentieth century, in a brothel in Paris, a scarred prostitute lives a strange life, while surrounded by other girls, their rivalries, their fears, their joys and their sorrows..."
Produced by Les Films du Lendemain, "L'Apollonide" will be released September 21, 2011.
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- Michael Stevens
I hope you’re ready for our little chat about the movies that are scheduled to premiere In Competition at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. We’re going to continue with the upcoming French drama directed by Bertrand Bonello, and titled L’Apollonide: Souvenirs de la maison close or simply, House of Tolerance.
Shot near Paris for a two month period, and written by Bonello, the movie goes like this:
“At the dawn of the XXth century, in a brothel in Paris, a man disfigures a prostitute for life. She is marked with a scar that draws a tragic smile on her face.
Around the woman who laughs, the life of other girls, their rivalry, their fears, their joy, their pain…From the external world, nothing is known. Their world is closed.”
3 items from 2011
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