The Infinite Moment

Directed by: Douglas Beer
Switzerland | USA | 90 minutes
Screenings
Vue West End (Leicester Square)
Thu 21st Sep 20:15
Q&A with Douglas Beer, Jennifer Rihouey, Damien Dorsaz, Mathieu Chardet, Maria Metterai, Magdalena Mactas

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Vue West End (Leicester Square)
Mon 25th Sep 12:45

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The French term for orgasm, ‘le petit mort’, likens the release of pleasure to a sort of death. Sexuality and mortality share a twisted history together, which is examined in Douglas Beer’s psychosexual drama The Infinite Moment. The film follows a young couple, Mary and Leonard, as they move to a country cottage on the outskirts of town, out of work, nearly bankrupt, and emotionally distant.
Isolation haunts the atmosphere of the film. Leonard cannot quite seem to match his wife’s eye, let alone sleep in the same bed. The detached husband continually shuns Mary’s desperation for release and catharsis, both sexual and mental. Excluded from others, Mary first turns internally, masturbating “5, sometimes 6 times a day”. When Leonard suggests she at least earn some money from her addiction by becoming a cam-girl, Mary intensifies her hunt for some sort of companionship by turning the most private act into public event.
Actress Jennifer Rihouey deserves special acclaim as she carries the film through her performance as Mary, managing to be a conflicted, depressed, sensual, and, above all else, tragically real figure. A dark and thoughtful drama, The Infinite Moment provides an insight into the women objectified online, and how essential our need for connection with others truly is.
Bruno Savill De Jong
Original Title
L'instant infini
Runtime
90
Cast
Jennifer Rihouey
Damien Dorsaz
Mathieur Chardet
Maria Mettral
Robert Nortik
Country
Switzerland
USA
Director(s)
Douglas Beer
Writer(s)
Douglas Beer
Producer(s)
Douglas Beer
Executive Producer(s)
Douglas Beer
Screening Status
International Premiere