How to Have Sex wins Arthouse Cinema Award at the 31st Filmfest Hamburg

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At the 31st Filmfest Hamburg the film HOW TO HAVE SEX by Molly Manning Walker received the Arthouse Cinema Award by the international CICAE jury. The movie also won the Un Certain Regard Prize at Cannes Film Festival 2023.

The jury in Hamburg formed by Jure Matičič (Mestni kino Domžale, Domžale, Slovenia), Erwin Rajkovcanin (Lichtspiel & Kunsttheaters Schauburg, Dortmund, Germany) and Deborah Shirley Cohrs (Film & Cinema Marketing Consultant, Germany) made their decision followed by this statement:

"We decided to go with the film that overwhelmed us with its vivid, violent, messy and emotional story of escaping reality, be it only for a few sun-drenched days. Tackling an urgent and contemporary issue that does not
only concern young people but should apply to society as a whole. Filled with doubt, betrayal and sincere friendship it helps us understand that we can only hold on to things that are dearest to us."

How to Have Sex
United Kingdom, Greece, Belgium, 2023, 98 min

To celebrate the end of high school, Tara, Skye and Em embark on their first vacation with their girlfriends at a popular Mediterranean resort. The trio plan to party, binge and stay up all night, in the company of English roommates they met on arrival. For young Tara, this voyage of excess has the electrifying flavor of first times... to the point of vertigo. Faced with the whirlwind of collective euphoria, is she really free to accept or refuse every experience that comes her way?

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Credits & Casting

Directed by: Molly Manning Walker

Script: Molly Manning Walker

Cinematographer: Nicolas Canniccioni

Editing: Fin Oates

Music: James Jacob

Cast: Mia McKenna-Bruce, Samuel Bottomley, Lara Peake, Daisy Jelley, Eilidh Loan, Shaun Thomas, Enva Lewis


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Molly Manning Walker, director of the movie
Molly Manning Walker, director of the movie

The Arthouse Cinema Award

The CICAE Arthouse Cinema Award was conceived as an impetus for a film to have a wider recognition as a work of art and to stand as a mark of quality for cinema-goers and cinephiles.


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