Sexual Healing

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Sexual Healing

55 mins | Netherlands | 2022

Director: Elsbeth Fraanje
Producer: Nienke Korthof,Willem Baptist
Premiere Status: US Premiere
Screenwriter: Elsbeth Fraanje
Editor: Ralf Verbeek
Cinematographer: Jefrim Rothuizen
Genre Tags: human interest, sexuality, feminism, human rights, empowerment
Release Year: 2022
Subtitle: English (United States)
Country: Netherlands
Genre: Documentary

(THIS FILM WAS PART OF OUR 2023 FESTIVAL LINEUP AND IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE ON THE SLAMDANCE CHANNEL) Evelien (53), spastic from birth and with merely disappointing sexual experiences in her pocket, is taking the first steps on her both couragous and funny quest for intimacy. During this personal journey of disturbing honesty, she discovers new parts of herself and her body, and she gradually opens up to the needs and desires she has been suppressing all her life. Evelien’s burgeoning curiosity and fervor clash with a deep-rooted low self-esteem. Still, she confronts herself and considers a meeting with a sex carer. “Is it true that sex makes you more complete?”, she wonders. Sexual Healing is a touching, yet ligth-hearted universal film about the necessity of intimate contact for all of us human beings. Because in the end, what are we all looking for when you crave intimacy?