Ma Belle, My Beauty

Marion Hill

Marion Hill

Director

Country

United States

Format

Feature film

Year

2021

Duration

1 h 33 mins

Language

English / French (English Subtitles)

Stream

Galas and Premieres

Interests

Bisexual, French Language, Lesbian, Polyamory, RE:Focus

The buzz about this Sundance Audience Award winner suggests that Ma Belle, My Beauty primarily explores a polyamorous relationship. In fact, what the film more poignantly explores are the yearnings and complexities of characters who happen to be, among other things, polyamorous.

Newly married musicians Bertie (Idella Johnson) and Fred (Lucien Guignard) are living in a farmhouse near France’s gorgeous Cévenne mountains when Lane (Hannah Pepper), an ex from the United States, arrives for a visit. Fred has invited her, but it’s unclear why she’s come or what effect her appearance will have on Bertie, who’s been out of sorts. Will the arrival of a sexy Israeli artist (Sivan Noam Shimon) ease the tension or turn up the volume?

An impressive feature debut, Ma Belle, My Beauty is a sensual feast—landscape, music, flirtations and wine you can almost taste through the screen—not Poly 101.

Sat May 29, 8:00 PM  to June 6th, 11:59 PM (ET)
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In partnership with

Body Politics

Aisha Fairclough

Aisha Fairclough

Director

In a fatphobic image-conscious world, educator, activist and eccentric cat-lady-turned-politician Dr. Jill Andrew takes her fight for body justice, human rights, representation, access and equity to the legislature as the first queer Black person elected as a member of provincial parliament. Here’s a glimpse into a 40 year story of becoming told through the eyes of her filmmaking partner…Don’t blink!

Country

Canada

Year

2021

Duration

8 mins

Interests

Activism, Black, Canadian, RE:Focus

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