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How To Have Sex

Rating 15
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Directed by Molly Manning Walker
Starring Mia McKenna Bruce, Lara Peake, Samuel Bottomley, Shaun Thomas, Enva Lewis, Laura Ambler

Winner of the Un Certain Regard prize at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival, How To Have Sex is a vibrant and authentic depiction of the agonies, ecstasies and ride-or-die glory of young female friendship, from rising British filmmaker Molly Manning Walker.

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 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.

Recorded Q&A Screenings:

#ReclaimTheFrame with our post-screening recorded discussions with writer/director Molly Manning Walker: Fri 10 November at 6pm and Sat 11 November at 1pm.

Reclaim The Frame champions marginalised perspectives in cinema, and connects with audiences through community building and conversation.


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Approx 98 mins

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A charged, ecstatic, and star-making debut” – Vogue.

Exceptional… a visceral and sensory experience” – Deadline.

A stunning performance from Mia McKenna-Bruce” – Vanity Fair.

As enthralling as it is important” – Empire Magazine.

The Times.

The Telegraph.

The Guardian.

Time Out.