A film about love and friendship that depicts cross-border relationships where dominance and submission are central. We meet the fascinating and unusual writer Catherine Robbe-Grillet.
Intimate material reveals participants sharing views on art, norms, identity, ageing, loneliness, friendship and love. The spectator is invited into a fascinating, evocative and private world depicting staged, stylized sadomasochist ceremonies based on Catherine’s universe.
Robbe-Grillet, a sharp intellectual born in 1930, who published her first book ("L'image") in 1956. It was banned and publicly burned in Paris. After more than 50 years of exploring eroticism and the world of sadomasochism, Robbe-Grillet is today widely considered France's most famous dominatrix.
With: (Dokumentarfilm) Catherine Robbe-Grillet, Beverly Charpentier, Dominique Corringer, Claude Helleu, Christian Hersant
Screenplay: Lina Mannheimer
Director of Photography: Daniel Takács
Film Editor: Laureline Delom
Composer: Jonas Colstrup
Production Designer: Elle Kunnos de Voss
Costume Design: Elle Kunnos de Voss
Sound: Jess Wolfsberg
Producer: Mathilde Dedye
Production Company: French Quarter Film
Co-Production Company: Mannheimer Produktion, Nuit Blanche Productions, Camera Lucida
World Sales: Autlook Filmsales GmbH
Director: Lina Mannheimer