À l'aventure

  • 102'
  • France
  • 2008
Once again Brisseau, Rotterdam's Film Maker in Focus in 2003, looks at the sexual voyage of discovery of young women. Brisseau shows people who leave the established order and confront dominant morality looking for personal liberation, especially in the field of sex. This is portrayed fairly explicitly by Brisseau.
In À l’aventure, the slender beauty Sandrine feels locked up in the everyday conventions of her life, despite social success. As a result of several conversations in the park with her philosophically inclined taxi driver - and partly thanks to an inheritance - she decides to take a radical sabbatical. Her new and unashamed honesty immediately costs her relationship: her boyfriend is stunned when she confesses to having a vibrator. She strikes up a conversation with a psychiatrist at a bar and asks about the psychoanalysis he's reading about in his book. It is the start of a boundless and increasingly dangerous experiment in which she, the man and two other women use hypnosis and regression to search for the ultimate orgasm. Sandrine watches a sadomasochistic game and sees a woman in mystical erotic ecstasy make contact with a previous life as a fourteenth-century nun. It's the man who puts their own attitude and that of the film into words: ‘My love for truth is stronger than any morality.’

Director
Jean-Claude Brisseau
Country of production
France
Production Year
2008
Festival Edition
IFFR 2009
Length
102'
Medium
35mm
Language
French
Producer
Frédéric Niedermayer
Production Companies
Moby Dick Films, La Sorcière rouge
Sales
Playtime
Screenplay
Jean-Claude Brisseau
Cinematography
Wilfrid Sempé
Editor
Maria Louisa Garcia
Sound Design
Georges Prat
Cast
Lise Bellynck