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Pleasure (2022)

Opens on May 20

Director: Ninja Thyberg Run Time: 108 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2021

Starring: Chris Cock, Evelyn Claire, Sofia Kappel, Tee Reel, Zelda Morrison

Country: Sweden, Netherlands, France
Language: English, Swedish

About the film:

Selected for the 2020 Cannes Film Festival before premiering at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. 20-year-old Bella Cherry leaves her small town in Sweden and heads for Los Angeles with the aim of becoming the world’s next big porn star, but the road to her goal turns out to be bumpier than she imagined.

“A harrowing examination of what the workplace expects and allows from women and men.”

—Alonso Duralde for The Wrap

About the filmmaker:

Before working on her debut feature Pleasure (2022), Swedish writer and director Ninja Thyberg won the Canal+ Award with a short of the same title, which competed in the Cannes Critics’ Week in 2013 and was invited to Sundance in 2014. The same year, her short Hot Chicks won the 1km Film Award at Stockholm, and she was the recipient of the Student Visionary Award at Tribeca for her short Catwalk in 2015.

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