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Three British teenage girls go on vacation to Greece, involving lots of booze, partying and hooking up. But what was supposed to be the vacation of a lifetime becomes the exact opposite.

In Molly Manning Walker’s impressive debut feature, the three friends Tara, Skye and Em travel to the party town Malia on Crete, where they do their best not to think about the exam results they are waiting for. All three have one thing on their mind: sex. This is especially important for Tara, who has no sexual experience. One morning they get to know their neighbors at the hotel, and the possibility of hooking up suddenly looks pretty realistic. Walker’s film is a non-judgmental behavioral study that deals with serious issues of consent.

«Molly Manning Walker's first film feels like an expert, surefire debut as a result of the skill with which she (and the brilliant collaborators she surrounds herself with on and off-camera) elicits every subtle gut punch the movie has to offer»
– Lex Briscuso, SlashFilm –


Molly Manning Walker (b. 1993) is a British director and cinematographer. She has worked as a cinematographer on several films and music videos, and made her directorial debut with Good Thanks, You? in 2020. Her feature debut How To Have Sex premiered in the Un certain regard section at the Cannes Film Festival in 2023, where it won the main prize.

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Original title How To Have Sex

Country United Kingdom, Hellas

Year 2023

Director Molly Manning Walker

Screenplay Molly Manning Walker

Cinematography Nicolas Canniccioni

Producer Konstantinos Kontovrakis, Emily Leo, Ivana MacKinnon

Cast Mia McKenna-Bruce, Shaun Thomas, Lara Peake, Enva Lewis, Samuel Bottomley, Laura Ambler.

Production Company Film4, Heretic, Wild Swim Films

Distribution Arthaus

Runtime 1h 38m

Language English

Genre Drama

Format DCP

Age limit 15

Links IMDb

This film is in competition for the Audience Award.

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