Maitresse (Schroeder, 1976): BFI Southbank, 6.20pm
This film screens as part of the BFI's Uncut season and also screens on Nov 18 at 3.40pm. Details here.
Time Out review:
'Barbet Schroeder's classic of underground love sits well alongside the masochistic undertones of Last Tango in Paris. Ogier is the professional maîtresse
(or dominatrix) who conducts a straight romance with Depardieu at
ground level, but has a dungeon below stairs where she entertains her
compliant clients. The trick, of course, is that overground comes to
mirror underground, but the whole thing is lent more than a little
frisson from the knowledge that some of those clients were real. A
wickedly funny fable on the more demanding side of love.'
Here is the trailer.