Second Trailer for Party Film ‘How to Have Sex’ w/ Mia McKenna-Bruce
“The year’s breakout film.” Is it really? Mubi has unveiled another official trailer for the British party film titled How to Have Sex, now opening in US theaters in February. Marking the feature directorial debut of cinematographer Molly Manning Walker, this premiered at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival where it won the top prize in the Un Certain Regard section. It has made stops at other fests with a European debut on Mubi this fall. Three British teen girls go on a rites-of-passage holiday – drinking, clubbing, hooking up, in what should be the best summer of their lives. But it turns into a cautionary tale about the pressures of sex, consent, and self-discovery. More of a film about how not to have sex, which is the whole point. Breakout star Mia McKenna-Bruce plays Tara, starring with Samuel Bottomly, Lara Peake, Shaun Thomas, and newcomers Enva Lewis and Laura Ambler. The film is also part of the 2024 Sundance Film Festival line-up just announced today, playing in the “Spotlight” section with other films from last year. Have a look.
Here’s the second trailer (+ Polish poster) for Molly Manning Walker’s How to Have Sex, from YouTube:
Three British teenage girls go on a rites-of-passage holiday, drinking, clubbing and hooking up in what should be the best summer of their lives. As they dance their way across the sun-drenched streets of Malia, they find themselves navigating the nuanced complexities of sex, consent and self-discovery. Captured with luminous visuals and a pitch-perfect soundtrack, Manning Walker’s directorial debut paints a painfully familiar portrait of young adulthood, and how first sexual experiences should – or shouldn’t – play out. How to Have Sex is written and directed by young British cinematographer / filmmaker Molly Manning Walker, an NFTS graduate making her feature directorial debut after a few other short films previously. Produced by Konstantinos Kontovrakis, Emily Leo, and Ivana MacKinnon. This premiered at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival (read our review). Mubi debuted Manning Walker’s How to Have Sex in cinemas worldwide in November. It opens in select US theaters starting February 2nd, 2024 next year. Curious?