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Paris 1895. Pierre Louÿs, a young poet on the verge of fame, is madly in love with Marie de Heredia (Noémie Merlant, Portrait of a Lady on Fire). Despite her mutual feelings for Pierre, Marie agrees to a marriage of convenience with his friend, Henri de Régnier. Driven by jealousy and regret, she returns to Pierre and enters a world of passion and desire played out in front of his camera.
Inspired by the erotic photography of its real-life subjects, CURIOSA reveals the “sizzling love affair between two famed writers who pushed the boundaries of expression and sexuality” (The Film Yap).
“Exploring the audacious topic of eroticism and the emancipation of a woman in the 19th century, the first feature film by Lou Jeunet is distinctive.” –Cineurropa
DIRECTED BY LOU JEUNET
FRANCE | 2019 | FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES