How to Have Sex

Molly Manning Walker
Female Director First feature film 2023 98 United Kingdom, Greece


Molly Manning Walker casts a witty, nuanced and ultimately devastating look at the intricacies of female friendship and teenage sexuality.

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.


  • Mia McKenna-Bruce
  • Samuel Bottomley
  • Lara Peake
  • Shaun Thomas
  • Laura Ambler


  • Molly Manning Walker


  • Nicolas Canniccioni


  • Steve Fanagan


  • James Jacob


  • BFI
  • Film 4
  • Heretic
  • Wild Swim Films


Molly Manning Walker makes an exceptional directing debut with a powerful teen drama. A visceral and sensory experience.
Damon Wise Deadline 19/05/2023
An interestingly unsentimental film, without the coming-of-age cliches, and one from which the three leads emerge stronger and happier than before.
Peter Bradshaw The Guardian 19/05/2023

Molly Manning Walker

Molly Manning Walker
Molly Manning Walker

Molly Manning Walker was born on 14 September 1993 in London. She graduates in 2019 with a Masters in Cinematography from the National Film and Television School. Her second short film The Forgotten C (2020) was nominated at the British Independent Film Awards in the Best British Short category. The same year, her third short film, Good Thanks, You? premiered at La Semaine de la Critique at Cannes International Film Festival.

She wrote and directed How to Have Sex (2023), her first feature film, which won the Un Certain Regard award at Cannes in 2023. This award puts Molly Manning Walker on the list of tomorrow’s great filmmakers.



  • How to Have Sex 2023
  • Good Thanks, You? (Short) 2020
  • The Forgotten C (Short) 2020
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