The movie

How to Have Sex

Molly Manning Walker’s first feature vividly captures the fraught sexual maturation of teenage girls with striking authenticity and sensitivity, while making space for self-discovery and female pleasure.

Length: 98 min
Country: United Kindom
Language spoken: English
Language subtitles: Dutch
Cast: Shaun Thomas, Mia McKenna-Bruce, Lara Peake
Director: Molly Manning Walker
Release date: 2023

Description

School is over and three sixteen year-old best friends head off to Crete for a week of sun, partying and (hopefully) hooking up, before their lives diverge. Em has been accepted into university and with her smarts has a sure future. Tara and Skye are less certain of theirs, but are intent on making the most of their time in this sun-soaked Greek paradise. Unlike her friends Tara is still a virgin and feels the pressure to lose her virginity at the first given opportunity. This compulsion comes up against questions of consent, a tension richly explored, without moralising, in this vibrant Cannes Un Certain Regard award-winner.

Reviews

The Guardian
"two stars are born with this searing study of consent”