Intimacy is a 2001 film directed by Patrice Chéreau, starring Mark Rylance and Kerry Fox.
Intimacy is an international co-production among production companies in France, the U.K., Germany, and Spain featuring a soundtrack of pop songs from the 1970s and 1980s. It was written by Chéreau with Anne-Louise Trividic, based on stories by Hanif Kureishi, who also wrote a novel of the same title. This mainstream considered film contains unsimulated sex scenes.
Jay (Rylance) is a bartender who abandoned his family, because his wife lost interest in him and their relationship.
Now living alone in a decrepit house, he has casual weekly sex with an anonymous woman (Fox), whose name he doesn't know. At first, their relationship is purely physical, but he eventually falls in love with her.
Wanting to know more about her, Jay follows her across the streets of London to the grey suburbs where she lives. He then follows her to a theatre pub where she is working as an actress in the evenings. Jay learns that her name is Claire, and has a husband (Timothy Spall) and a son. Subsequently, he terminates the relationship, as he thinks of his own sons, whom he loves and misses. They meet for a final time, and have sex with an intimacy that has been missing during the illicit sex sessions of their previous encounters.
The sex scenes are REAL so if you are easily shocked or have any objections to watching REAL sex on screen please do not RSVP for this film.
Intimacy won the Golden Bear for Best Film and the Silver Bear for Best Actress (Kerry Fox) at the Berlin Film Festival in 2001.
Running time: 119 minutes
The movie will start at 7.30pm.
Please note that we show this movie for educational purposes within our club. This is a strict members only event. Please do not embarass yourself (and us) by bringing a guest, who we would need to turn away.
Please note that we ask members for a contribution of £3 to allow us to budget for future events. Your support is very much appreciated! Thanks.
The upstairs bar will be opened for us from 7.00pm and please order any drinks and food at this bar. Please note that the kitchen will close at 9.00pm, so if you want to have food you will need to order before then.
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