Roland Reber – Illusion (2013)

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Eight people that cannot be more different meet in a bar. For one night they escape their everyday life which is paralysed of rituals and find themselves in a journey to their world of thoughts, their quintessential lust. Oppressed wishes, sexual fantasies and fears come to the surface and forgotten experiences are revealed. The evening takes its course.

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A film about people, their wishes, fears, hopes and longings.
A visually stunning glance behind the facades of daily routine…
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Carolee Schneemann – Fuses (1964 – 1966)

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A silent film of collaged and painted sequences of lovemaking between Schneemann and her then partner, composer James Tenney; observed by the cat, Kitch.

Carolee Schneemann wrote:
…I wanted to see if the experience of what I saw would have any correspondence to what I felt– the intimacy of the lovemaking… And I wanted to put into that materiality of film the energies of the body, so that the film itself dissolves and recombines and is transparent and dense– as one feels during lovemaking… It is different from any pornographic work that you’ve ever seen– that’s why people are still looking at it! And there’s no objectification or fetishization of the woman Continue reading

Cleo Uebelmann – Mano destra (1986)

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Drama. Dressed in dominatrix leather fetish wear, the director pictures herself tying up her consenting girlfriend in frozen black and white images cut to the sound of high-heels clattering down a never-ending corridor.

“The German Swiss artist Cleo Uebelmann created a myth called “Mano Destra“ when she was only 22 years of age. This tough, black and white movie was first screened 1985 at the first SM Conference for Women „Secret Minds“ in Cologne and initiated a debate about SM. The movie displays a bondage session of dominatrix and her playmate, which demands absolute attention and awareness for both of them. The music, played by the female new wave band Vinyl is as cultic as the movie is a historical document of the SM movement.” (PorYes) Continue reading

Victor Nieuwenhuijs & Maartje Seyferth – Venus in Furs (1995)

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This Dutch film, based upon the classic 19th century S&M novel, chronicles the relationship between a dominatrix and her slave. Much of the soundtrack includes works by Mahler and Tchaikovsky. Wanda has a number of sado-masochistic encounters with Severin in a variety of locations including a crypt. In the end, he is left branded by another man while she leaves with a woman. Continue reading

Pasquale Festa Campanile – La ragazza di Trieste AKA The Girl from Trieste (1982)

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Dino Romani (Ben Gazzara) is an American cartoonist who sees a beautiful woman named Nicole (Ornella Muti) being saved from drowning while he draws on the beach. He offers her a blanket, beginning a strange relationship with the disturbed Nicole, who strips for bellboys, exposes herself to passing tourists, hallucinates insects in her bathroom, and receives a severous treatment in a mental institution. Continue reading

Maria Beatty – Elegant Spanking (1995)

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This nouveau, sleekly produced film features the story of a unique lesbian S&M relationship between a mistress and her maid. Enter their fantasy: a seductive chain of nostalgically hot images, shocking, amusing and dripping with sexual perversion. The masquerade of dominance and submission is performed in the spirit of decadence, sexual freedom and spiritual abandonment. Goddess Rosemary is a hypnotic dancer with a beautiful body who seduces and punishes her Kitty. She knows how to snap the desire, feed the soul and materialize the unrelenting passion of kitty. This ‘post-modern romantic subversion’ shows fetish, fantasy and role-playing, mutual female masturbation, bare-bottom spanking, spike heel and foot worship in a totally new and classic approach to lesbian S&M erotica. One fetish sequence after another sucks you in on a tide, pulls you along in a climactic ride into the dream sequence finale. Continue reading

Maria Beatty – The Black Glove (1997)

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A daring exploration of the fine line between fantasy and reality, art & erotica…

The mysterious world of the senses that Maria inhabits is one of complete surrender to the wills and whims of the hypnotically intense Mistress Morgana, and the exotic, ambiguous creature, TV Sabrina. The brooding aura of total sexual abandon is present in every gesture, every slap, & caress in this theatre of passion. The flame of the candle that illuminates and torments, reveals the wondrous form of the willing slave, whose haunting wide eyes and full moist parted lips recall the classic silent screen goddesses Pola Negri, Louise Brooks…but they never dared reveal themselves so totally, so openly to the camera’s eager and demanding gaze. This visionary noir exercise examines and crosses the boundaries of dominance and submission in its artful escalation of pleasure & pain, bondage & menace, fetishism & foot worship; culminating in the hot wax torture of the slave’s most private parts…
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