So, we’re all familiar with the happy fact that Venice Film Festival is finally over. Are we? Now you say – yes we are Fiona! Ok, children, then let’s move on with the Toronto Film Festival, because something quite interesting is happening in Canada these days.
Some of the well-known titles from Venice will be screened during TIFF, and when I say well-known, I mean movies like Lanthimos’ Alps and unfortunately Sokurov’s Faust as well.
But, one of the projects that I would like all of you to remember is Michael Glawogger‘s Whores’ Glory, which is already being described as a frank look at prostitution in three very different cultures. So, yes, my children, today we’re here to talk about prostitution, and I’m glad the whole class is here! You perverts!
This remarkable observational documentary travels to Thailand, Bangladesh and Mexico in search of the plain truth of prostitution. By the way, it’s the same project that won the Special Jury Prize at “Horizons” in Venice.
Without judgment but with engaging cinematic style, Whore’s Glory shows the ordinary people leading extreme lives.
Whores’ Glory is a cinematic triptych on prostitution: three countries, three languages, three religions. In Thailand, women wait for clients behind glass panes, staring at reflections of themselves. In Bangladesh, men go to a ghetto of love to satisfy their unfulfilled desires on indentured girls. And in Mexico, women pray to a female death to avoid facing their own reality.
In worlds where the most intimate act has become a commodity, these women have physically and emotionally experienced everything that can happen between a man and a woman. For this they have always received money, but it has not made their lives rich in anything but stories.
As you see, we have some great photos and trailers from Whores’ Glory so I definitely recommend you to check it out.
And no, not because you’ll find pictures of naked women, but because this project is an indelible portrait of people living beyond the limits of polite society but within the bounds of what’s human.
Ok then, the class is over!
Whores’ Glory Trailer
Whores’ Glory Clip
Whores’ Glory Clip