Films about Love, Lust and Longing

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Young and Beautiful (2013)

Director: Francois Ozon

Country: France

Duration: 95 minutes

Starring: Marine Vacth 

3/5 

An unabashed look, from French director Francois Ozon, at beauty, youth and the magnificent power it wields. Marine Vacth plays a 17-year old schoolgirl from Paris who, after losing her virginity in a disappointing encounter, begins to explore her sexuality by working as a high-class escort.

Starlet (2012)

Director: Sean Baker

Country: Unites States

Duration: 103 minutes

Starring: Dree Hemingway 

4/5 

Sean Baker takes a more humorous look at the sex industry in Starlet, a hazy Californian musing on the highly unlikely friendship that develops between a kind-hearted young porn star (Dree Hemingway) and an irascible, elderly widow.

Y Tu Mama Tambien (2001)

Director: Alfonso Cuarón

Duration: 103 minutes

Starring:  Gael García Bernal

3/5 

Y Tu Mama Tambien intersperses political commentary with explicit sex scenes in this coming of drama about two teenage boys who take a road trip through the impoverished Mexican countryside with an older woman whom they experiment with sexually.

Basic Instinct (1992)

Director: Paul Verhoeven

Duration: 127 minutes

Starring:  Kim Basinger, Michael Douglas

3/5 

Kim Basinger and Michael Douglas star in this iconic erotic mystery-drama in which Douglas plays a homicide detective who is seduced by a bewitching crime novelist, played by Stone, whilst he is investigating her for the vicious murder of her boyfriend.

Blue Is The Warmest Colour (2013)

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci

Duration: 180 minutes

Starring: Léa Seydoux, Adèle Exarchopoulos

3/5 

Bernardo Bertolucci explores female, adolescent sexuality in the same dreamy and poetic manner he did in Stealing Beauty (1996).

Two young Parisian women, Emma and Adele, begin an intense, life-changing love affair that is tested by their stark differences in class, ambition and openness.

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