Programme

SLUT IN A GOOD WAY (CHARLOTTE A DU FUN)

Sophie Lorain

Canada , 2018 / 89 min / French OV with English subt. / Comedy, Coming-of-Age

Recently heartbroken, Charlotte decides to put an end on her emotional dependence and explores her sexuality.

17-year-old Charlotte is going through her first serious breakup. To get over her ex-boyfriend, she decides to explore her recent freedom and sleep around with other guys. When a local toy megastore is looking for students as casual staff for the Christmas holiday season, Charlotte applies instantly as she’s somewhat smitten by the guys who already work at the store. Her new colleagues are clearly interested in her as well and Charlotte has a blast with different no-strings-attached love affairs. However, when her newfound sexual empowerment gives her the ‘perfect score’ in a game created by her male co-workers, she finds herself at the centre of workplace gossip. Fed up with outdated gender norms, Charlotte and her female colleagues hatch a plan.

The film explores teenage girls' desires, the blurred lines between sex and friendship, and the unfair double standard imposed upon girls. It is a story of desire, self-censorship, and self-assertion.

Screenings
Fri 06/03 09:15 Ciné Utopia FR OV with EN subt. Scolaire http://www.luxfilmfest.lu/en/registration-films-workshops
Fri 06/03 09:15 Ciné Utopia FR OV with EN subt. Public

“Lorain beautifully illustrates the awkwardness of sexual exploration and discovery, putting imperfect girls front and centre to celebrate them through both their failures and victories. Slut in a Good Way cleverly navigates friendship, relationships, and what it means to be a liberated woman in the modern world.” Nara Wrigglesworth, Toronto International Film Festival

“With the vibrant and hilarious Slut in a Good Way, filmmaker Sophie Lorain, a veteran actress in her native Quebec, reframes the raunchy teen-comedy formula with an honest, adolescent woman’s point-of-view. The edgy comedy and finely drawn characters, both courtesy of Catherine Léger’s razor-sharp script, allow Lorain to masterfully explore the complexities of young love and the double standards placed on women of all ages. As provocative as its title suggests, Slut in a Good Way pulls no punches.” Matt Barone, Tribeca Film Festival

“A saucy and sharp exploration of teen sexual politics.” Katie Walsh, The Los Angeles Times, 28/03/2019

“Overtly challenging more than a century of chauvinistic teen sex comedies, this tiny Canadian crowd-pleaser argues there's nothing wrong if girls just want to have fun too. […] Even conservative audiences may be relieved to know that within the span of an hour and a half, Lorain and Léger manage to bring it all around to a fairly square place, giving modern girls permission to explore their own sexuality, critiquing in the process the double-standards and public shaming that go along with such behavior.” Peter Debruge, Variety, 31/03/19

“Ditching many of the high school movie tropes for idiosyncratic raunchy comedy, Lorain’s film deliberately calls out the double standard that still exists while letting her flawed young characters have fun. […] Slut in a Good Way becomes an absorbing dramedy about friends, gossip, feelings, and sex. It’s alarming how much of these youthful mistakes and arguments are either painfully relatable or still relevant to the petty one-upmanship among adults. […] The film’s sharp critique of double standards never feels like sermonizing, the teenagers’ observations about their situations feel organic.” Monica Castillo, RogerEbert.com, 29/03/2019

Slut in a Good Way is fun in a great way, the kind of movie that leaves you on an upbeat note and with a smile. Lorain’s direction feels so free-flowing, Durand-Brault’s cinematography so dreamy, Léger’s characters so wonderfully rendered by the film’s young cast, that the overall result is too delightful just to watch once.” Monica Castillo, RogerEbert.com, 29/03/2019

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Awards
  • Best Original Screenplay, Canadian Screen Award, 2019 (Canada)
Cast & Credits
Cast 
Marguerite Bouchard, Rose Adam, Romane Denis, Alex Godbout, Anthony Therrien, Vassili Schneider, Marylou Belugou, Samuel Gauthier
Screenplay 
Catherine Léger
Cinematographer 
Alexis Durand-Brault
Sound 
Pierre-Jules Audet
Set 
Louise-Marie Beauchamp
Music 
Dazmo, Sari Dajani, Pierre-Luc Rioux, Marc-André Sauvageau, Rudy Toussaint
Production 
Amérique Films
Distribution 
Visit Films
Biography

Sophie Lorain’s extensive body of work as an actress has earned her numerous awards and secured her a place as a beloved figure in her native Quebec. She first sat in the director’s chair in 2009 when working on the feature Heat Wave. The film already dealt with female desire and became an instant box office success in Canada. Slut in a Good Way (2018) is her second feature film. Beyond her work as an actress, screenwriter and director, she has also worked as producer, most notably on Les Invisibles (2019), the Quebecois adaptation of the French TV series Call My Agent!.

Filmography
  • 2018 – Charlotte a du fun
  • 2014 – Nouvelle adresse (8 épisodes de la série TV / 8 episodes of the TV series / 8 Folgen der Fernsehserie)
  • 2009 – Les grandes chaleurs
  • 2008 – Nos étés IV (4 épisodes de la série TV / 4 episodes of the TV series / 4 Folgen der Fernsehserie)
  • 2009 – La galère (1 épisode de la série TV / 1 episode of the TV series / eine Folge der Fernsehserie)
  • 2006 – Un homme mort (série TV / TV series / Fernsehserie)
  • 2004 – Fortier : Saison 5 (série TV / TV series / Fernsehserie)