|Complete Title:||Black Venus|
|Synopsis:||Between The Secret of the Grain, winner of three Cesar Awards, and the Cannes triumph of Blue Is the Warmest Colour, Abdellatif Kechiche made Black Venus, a stark portrait of the life of Saartjie Baartman, also known as the Hottentot Venus.
Baartman was taken from South African home as a 21-year-old and shipped to Georgian London, where she would be caged and exhibited as a freak show. Presented semi-nude, her physique especially her large buttocks was the source of much curiosity. But as her fame spread, so too did her exploitation...
Centered on a remarkable performance by Cuban actor Yahima Torres as Baartman, Black Venus provides a bleak but barbed exploration of sex, science, race, colonialism and social attitudes.
|Video Release Date:||May 21, 2018|
|Cast:||Yahima Torres, Andre Jacobs, Olivier Gourmet, Elina Lowensohn|
|Studio:||Music Video Distributors|