L'Apollonide, Souvenirs de la maison close20 Sep 2014
The event is over
In the early 20th century, a prostitute in a Paris brothel has her face marked by a scar, which gives her a tragic smile. The lives of the other girls are structured around the "laughing woman", with their rivalries, fears, joys and sorrows. They know nothing of the outside world. The house is enclosed. "One often thinks of the dreamy, twilight, imposing undulation of Baudelaire's Fleurs du Mal when sinking into the galleries of the brothel L’Apollonide: the same sense of time's elasticity, of weightlessness larded with asphyxiating melancholy." Didier Péron (Libération, 21 Sept. 2011).
L’Apollonide, souvenirs de la maison close (2011, 125’), by Bertrand Bonello.