HOW TO HAVE SEX

Molly Manning Walker |
United Kingdom |
2023 |
91Min |
English
18 (IAT) D L S
It is supposed to be the best summer ever. Tara, Skye, and Em touch down at the Greek party resort of Malia for the vacation to end all vacations. Tara, the last remaining virgin, is on a mission to change that and her best friends are causing chaos right alongside her. The 16-year-old drinks and dances her way through the messy bars and grimy nightclubs, until she meets a couple of boys. This vibrant, compassionate look at sex, friendship, consent, and the sweet smell of a boozy sunburned summer holiday paints an exhilarating, moving, and painfully familiar portrait of young adulthood.
Molly Manning Walker
Ivana Mackinnon, Emily Leo, Konstantinos Kontovrakis
Nicolas Canniccioni
Molly Manning Walker
Mia McKenna-Bruce, Lara Peake, Samuel Bottomley, Daisy Jelley

Screenings

19 July 20:00 Pavilion 12
27 July 17:00 Suncoast 7
HOW TO HAVE SEX

Molly Manning Walker

Molly Manning Walker is a cinematographer, writer and director based in London. She graduated from the NFTS Cinematography course in 2019. Molly’s first short film Good Thanks, You? was produced by DMC and Try Hard Films. It was included in the Semaine De La Critique program at Cannes and her debut feature, How to Have Sex, won the Next Step prize at Cannes for the script. Molly’s second short, The Forgotten C was also BIFA nominated. The film is produced by Wild Swim’s Ivana MacKinnon and Emily Leo, alongside Heretic’s Konstantinos Kontovrakis. Film4 and BFI developed the project and financed alongside mk2 Films. MUBI acquired the film in multiple territories before the festival. As a director of photography, she works across formats from documentary, fiction and advertising and recently shot Sundance World Cinema Grand Jury Prize Winning Scrapper with director Charlotte Regan.