#Female Pleasure

#Female Pleasure
dir. Barbara Miller/Switzerland, Germany/2018/97 min.
Kino Orzeł

Barbara Miller’s feature documentary “#Female Pleasure” portrays five courageous, smart and self-determined women, breaking the silence imposed by their archaic-patriarch societies and religious communities. With incredible strength and positive energy, Deborah Feldman, Leyla Hussein, Rokudenashiko, Doris Wagner and Vithika Yadav are fighting for sexual liberation and autonomy for women, beyond religious rules and cultural barriers. But their victory comes at a high price: they all have experienced public defamation, threats and prosecutions, have been excommunicated by the society they grew up in and even received death threats by religious leaders and fanatics.

The film shows the universal mechanisms at work that determine the position of women until today, spanning cultures, religions and continents: from Japan and India and the Somali muslim diaspora to the Hasidic community in Brooklyn and the Catholic clergy in Europe. All protagonists have come to the same conclusion: the female body is subjected to male lust and first and foremost meant for procreation, without any regard for female sexual pleasure and autonomy.

These women decided to speak up and are the ultimate example on how courage, strength and zest for life can indeed alter societal structures.


  • projection time:
    97 min.
  • country/year:
    Switzerland, Germany /2018
  • director:
  • pictures:
    Anne Misselwitz, Gabriela Betschart, Akiba Jiro
  • production:
    Philip Delaquis / Mons Veneris Films GmbH
  • awards :
    2018 – Locarno IFF, 2018 – DOK Leipzig: Special Prize of the Interreligious Jury

Inne filmy z sekcji

Heroes Are Among Us

Kraina miodu
Ostatnia góra
Ustrzelić mafię
Inne filmy z tagiem


Niezwykła propozycja
My Generation
PJ Harvey. A Dog Called Money
Ustrzelić mafię
My Generation
Czy ufasz temu komputerowi?
Doc shop
Buy our films on DVD
Sign up and stay up to date

To optimize the content available on our website and to adjust it to your unique needs, we use the information stored in cookie files on the users devices. The user can control cookie files with the settings of his or her internet browser. Further use of our website without changing browser settings means that the user accepts the use of cookie files. Read more in: Privacy Policy