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Cinema Erotica

from 1 - 19 June: An ode to lust

The erotica collection of EYE Film Museum includes no fewer than a thousand titles, but they are rarely taken off the shelf. Cinema Erotica brushes aside cinematic decorum to present an ode to lust featuring historical curios, films by contemporary artists, talks and musical performances. Cinema Erotica celebrates sensuality, squarely faces the embarrassing darker sides of lust like sex addiction and offers a compendium of seductive film history: from Jean Genet’s Un Chant d'Amour (1950) to David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive (2001), from Bettie Page to Isabelle Huppert.

Watch this video for the highlights of the programme:

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Erotica is always, as the saying is, in the eye of the beholder: there are as many spectators as there are desires to be catered to. No better place, then, to satisfy the needs of the viewer than the film museum’s theatres, where eyes and ears are pampered and the modern laptop voyeur finds a large-screen habitat.

interview with guests

Cinema Erotica: Opening Night

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Interview Melanie Bonajo

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Interview with erotica expert Albert Wulffers

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Interview with Willem van Batenburg, director of Pruimenbloesem (1982) and 'n Schot in de roos (1983)

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interview with classic scholar Emilie van Opstal

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interview with Martin Koolhoven on Brian de Palma

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Jennifer Lyon Bell: Can porn be considered art?

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Willeke van Ammelrooy and Eddy Terstall on sex in Dutch films

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Samira Elagoz in Cinema Erotica

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Michel Reilhac about his VR Viens!

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Naked and Tortured. Saint Sebastian in Film and Visual Arts

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Designing Erotica

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Tomoko Mukaiyama and Japanese Erotic Cinema

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Lode Lauwert on the libertinism of Sade

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All videos were made by Paul Enkelaar.

 

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