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MUBI Presents: HOUSE OF PLEASURES
April 27, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
Videology is partnering with the streaming service MUBI, an expertly curated selection of classic, cult, independent and international films from around the globe. Each month, we’ll screen a film based around a theme or director that is currently being featured on the website. One attendee will win a free year-long MUBI subscription!
Beginning April 7, Bertrand Bonello’s surreal and haunting new short film, Sarah Winchester, Ghost Opera will be streaming exclusively on MUBI. In conjunction, we will be screening Bonello’s landmark House of Pleasures.
“Bertrand Bonello’s 2011 masterpiece House of Pleasures was a vivid, audacious vision of the incremental degradation of the female spirit and a work…as unsettling as anything our modern cataclysmic cinema has given us.” – Reverse Shot
“It’s about forcing us to think about people we never would otherwise and seeing their struggles and humanity.” – San Francisco Chronicle
In this lush, atmospheric look at the final days of an elegant, turn-of-the-century brothel, we go inside the cloistered walls of L’Apollonide to meet the Madam (Noemie Lvovsky), her elite clientele, and some dozen “girls” – veterans and newcomers, romantics and cynics, schemers and innocents. Upending the period drama with split screens, time shifts and a modern soundtrack, this is a provocative and beautiful film about the world’s oldest profession – and an exploration of how the past is remembered [synopsis courtesy Sundance Selects].
Dir. Bertrand Bonello. 2011. 125 min.
Stick around after the film! Redeem your ticket at the bar for $2 off any drink.