SECS Fest 2022 Captive: An Intimate Comedy

Sat, Nov 5, 2022 at 12pm

  • 18+
Online ticket sales have ended, but tickets are available at the door.


Anoushka / France / 2021 / 92 min

Plays with DEAR DOCTOR (4 min)

CAPTIVE, Anoushka’s 4th feature film, offers us an intimate narrative, committed and imbued with great gentleness. Shot before the promulgation of the bio ethics law in France, CAPTIVE addresses strong themes such as mourning, PMA for all, and co-parenting.

Camille, a therapist, is in a beautiful relationship with her partner Margot. But Margot’s desire to have a child rekindles a dramatic event from Camille’s past – which she has never shared with Margot. Unsure how to reconcile her past and her present, Camille follows Nina, a captivating new patient of hers, to an artist retreat. Nina is struggling with her own conflict within her dance troupe. Through this shared experience, both Camille and Nina confront their fears and anxieties – forming a catharsis that allows both women to choose their own paths.

CAPTIVE shares with us the doubts and fears of its female characters, alongside them finding their strength to rewrite their stories.

Featuring Misungui, Carmina, Bebe Melkor Kadior, & Rico Simmons

In French with English subtitles.


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