1974, France, 95m, DCP

Showtimes & Tickets

Screened January 25–31, 2019

Thai-born Emmanuelle Arsan was identified as the writer of the scandalous 1959 novel Emmanuelle, but her husband Louis-Jacques Rollet-Andriane was later alleged to be the author. Carnally incarnating the character onscreen, Dutch actress Sylvia Kristel was catapulted to international fame; Emmanuelle’s marriage to diplomat Daniel Sarky is rocked by sexual explorations—some startling—with and via older man Alain Cuny. Jaeckin’s movie was a phenomenon in France, an X-rated hit in America, and banned in some countries; the “Emmanuelle” brand extended to wicker chairs after one racy scene in particular, and led to an avalanche of official and unauthorized sequels over the next several years. A Kino Lorber Repertory release

In French with English subtitles

U.S. premiere of 2K restoration

Exclusive NY engagement

Our Just Jaeckin retrospective, Beyond Emmanuelle, runs February 1 – 6.

A repertory sampling of Emmanuelle-inspired films, Erotic Journeys, also runs February 1 – 6.

A film by Just Jaeckin

Like a softcore version of The Story of O commissioned by Vogue magazine.”

Time Out