Rotten Tomatoes
Cancel Movies Tv shows Shop News Showtimes

Curiosa

Released Aug 13, 2021 1h 47m History Drama TRAILER for Curiosa: Trailer 1 List
36% Tomatometer 11 Reviews 55% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings
Paris 1895. Pierre Louÿs is a Parisian dandy and poet on the verge of fame. Pierre and his friend Henri De Régnier are both madly in love with Marie de Heredia (Noemie Merlant), the cheeky daughter of their mentor. Despite her feelings for Pierre, Marie eventually marries Henri who has a better situation. Badly hurt, Pierre leaves for Algeria where he meets Zohra, a bewitching local girl with whom he shares a tumultuous relationship and a passion for erotic photography. One year later, Marie still has weak feelings for her husband and Pierre comes back to Paris with Zohra. As soon as Marie hears the news, she rushes to see Pierre and confesses that she kept herself for him. They quickly start an affair and a game of cat and mouse between many players begins, full of desire, jealousy and photography. They will build their future selves by transgressing the established codes, how far will they go? Read More Read Less
Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

Where to Watch

Curiosa

Fandango at Home Prime Video Apple TV

Rent Curiosa on Fandango at Home, Prime Video, Apple TV, or buy it on Fandango at Home, Prime Video, Apple TV.

Critics Reviews

View All (11) Critics Reviews
André Hereford Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) Everybody's getting it on in Lou Jeunet's frisky period romance Curiosa, an awkward commentary on female sexual liberation. Rated: 2/5 Aug 16, 2021 Full Review Gary M. Kramer Gay City News "Curiosa" feels like a missed opportunity to showcase risqué sexual behavior in 19th century France. That the film portrays real people but provides little insight into them is also a drawback. Aug 15, 2021 Full Review Leslie Combemale AWFJ.org Lou Jeunet's woefully off-target and ponderously slow French Curiosa aims for historical illumination, sex positivity, & strong feminist energy, and misses the mark in nearly every way. Rated: 2/5 Aug 14, 2021 Full Review Ayeen Forootan In Review Online Truly, it's almost impossible to see, feel, or read anything profound into a film that's so pleased with only mere voyeurism and exhibitionist spectacle. Aug 11, 2021 Full Review Christopher Lloyd The Film Yap This unabashedly erotic French film looks at the sizzling love affair between two famed writers who pushed the boundaries of expression and sexuality in the 19th century. Rated: 4/5 Aug 11, 2021 Full Review Josh Bell Crooked Marquee There's copious nudity, but not much passion. Rated: C+ Aug 10, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

Audience Reviews

View All (2) audience reviews
janeth O Brilliant just the photography early time well done the ink in their fingers the light the perfect time . Rated 5 out of 5 stars 09/24/23 Full Review Physique Q Nice Love Story. Beautifull screen. True story. Philosophical. Joyfull. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Read all reviews
Curiosa

My Rating

Read More Read Less POST RATING WRITE A REVIEW EDIT REVIEW

Cast & Crew

Sunset 60% 53% Sunset TRAILER for Sunset A Radiant Girl 83% 71% A Radiant Girl TRAILER for A Radiant Girl Danton 85% 82% Danton La Marseillaise 78% 74% La Marseillaise Malmkrog 61% 44% Malmkrog Discover more movies and TV shows. View More

Movie Info

Synopsis Paris 1895. Pierre Louÿs is a Parisian dandy and poet on the verge of fame. Pierre and his friend Henri De Régnier are both madly in love with Marie de Heredia (Noemie Merlant), the cheeky daughter of their mentor. Despite her feelings for Pierre, Marie eventually marries Henri who has a better situation. Badly hurt, Pierre leaves for Algeria where he meets Zohra, a bewitching local girl with whom he shares a tumultuous relationship and a passion for erotic photography. One year later, Marie still has weak feelings for her husband and Pierre comes back to Paris with Zohra. As soon as Marie hears the news, she rushes to see Pierre and confesses that she kept herself for him. They quickly start an affair and a game of cat and mouse between many players begins, full of desire, jealousy and photography. They will build their future selves by transgressing the established codes, how far will they go?
Director
Lou Jeunet
Producer
Olivier Delbosc, Christine De Jekel, Emilien Bignon
Screenwriter
Lou Jeunet, Raphaëlle Desplechin
Distributor
Film Movement
Production Co
Curiosa Films, Playtime
Genre
History, Drama
Original Language
French (France)
Release Date (Theaters)
Aug 13, 2021, Limited
Release Date (Streaming)
Aug 13, 2021
Runtime
1h 47m
Most Popular at Home Now