Faculty of Social and Human Sciences (UNL) Conference System, 1st Non-Monogamies and Contemporary Intimacies Conference

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« Lutine », a 96 minutes-long docu-comedy on Polyamory, by Isabelle Broué
Isabelle Broué

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Date: 2015-09-26 04:30 PM – 06:00 PM
Last modified: 2015-08-13

Abstract


The pitch:

A director is filming a documentary on polyamory: somewhere between documentary and fiction, she takes risks and she cannot always measure the consequences… Will her sweetheart be able to stand up to the challenge of polyamory? Will she finish her film?

« Lutine » is a docu-comedy. On the one hand: a serious, poised, and thought-through documentary with speakers who have reflected on the topic or who live it everyday. On the other hand: a comedy about a female director who plays with fire by testing out polyamory on her own relationship. Between the two, a grey area in which fiction gets entangled with reality.

Isabelle Broué is a director with a degree from FEMIS, the French national cinema school. She has directed numerous short and medium-length films, including: « A corps perdu » (« Boundless »), selected by La Quinzaine des Réalisateurs at the Cannes Film Festival; « Henri Cartan », mathematician, a 52-minute documentary; « Paris-Deauville », a TV film for Arte; and a feature film called «Tout le plaisir est pour moi » (« The Pleasure Is All Mine », French DVD edition with English subtitles), with French actress Marie Gillain, released in theaters in 2004, which drew more than 200,000 spectators.

« Lutine » was self-produced by Isabelle Broué and shot in 2014 in Paris with the help of the Parisian polyamorous community and many other benefactors through crowdsourcing, using new lightweight technical methods corresponding to the nonstandard budget of this project, thus achieving optimal quality and total freedom of expression.

Isabelle Broué says about her film: “Its unconventional subject called for an unconventional production, as well as an unconventional format. Polyamorous people experiment new forms of relationships through polyamory, so I felt compelled to experiment a new form of writing and shooting, mixing both professional actors and “real” speakers about polyamory. The result is a new, fun and sometimes disorienting movie experience, as polyamory can sometimes be.”

The film is 96 minutes long, in French language with English subtitles. It is not yet distributed.

More information and excerpts of the film are available on the project website: http://lutineetcie.com/lutinelefilm/