Women's Rights Now


FRA | 2023 | 118 mins | dir. Vanessa Filho, written by Vanessa Springora, François Pirot, Vanessa Filho, with Kim Higelin, Jean-Paul Rouve, Laetitia Casta | in French with EN subs | UK Premiere

Paris, 1985. Vanessa is thirteen when she meets Gabriel Matzneff. A very smart and manipulative man, the fifty-year-old renowned writer seduces the young girl. The adolescent becomes the lover and muse of a man celebrated by the cultural and political establishment. Losing herself in the relationship, she gradually starts to realise how destructive and abnormal the situation is, until she finally sees Gabriel Matzneff for the predator he really is. Based on the autobiographical book by writer Vanessa Springora, Consent takes the public onto a long journey through trauma and healing as she attempts to free herself from a man’s powerful influence.

The film will be followed by a Q&A with director Vanessa Filho


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