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HOW TO HAVE SEX [U.K.], Thursday 7 March, 8pm

By Homepage, Season 25, Winter 2024

Online booking is appreciated. Click here to buy your ticket for HOW TO HAVE SEX.

Three teenage girlfriends navigate sex, consent, and friendships old and new on a euphoric post-exams holiday on a Greek party island.

It’s supposed to be the best summer ever. Tara, Skye and Em touch down on the Greek party resort of Malia for the holiday to end all holidays, the girls’ trip every British teenager ticks off at the cusp of adulthood. Tara, the last remaining virgin, is on a mission to change that: and her best friends are causing chaos right alongside her. The 16-year-old drinks and dances her way through the strip – with all its messy bars and grimy nightclubs – until she meets a couple of boys on the neighbouring hotel balcony who she hopes might give her a summer to remember.

Making her debut feature with a vibrant, compassionate look at sex, friendship, consent and the sweet smell of a boozy sunburned summer holiday, director and cinematographer Molly Manning Walker (Scrapper, Good Thanks, You?) paints an exhilarating, moving, and painfully familiar portrait of young adulthood.

95% Rotten Tomatoes

This is not a horror film and yet, it’s impossible not to think of the immortal genre battle cry: “Don’t do it! Don’t go down to the beach tonight!” The plot promises and often delivers fun. – Irish Times

As enthralling as it is important, How To Have Sex neatly depicts the joy and pain of teenage girlhood. – Empire Magazine

It’s all guided with a sure hand by first-time director Molly Manning Walker and anchored by a performance by Mia McKenna-Bruce that is as eye-catching as the film’s title. – Financial Times

Described by its director as loosely autobiographical, How to Have Sex is built around a subtle but devastating rug-pull that exposes the culture of sex and consent in the same way F Scott Fitzgerald put the Jazz Age on blast in The Great Gatsby. – Independent [UK]

This is fresh, passionate, and remarkably assured filmmaking, made with ample energy and even more exhilarating clarity of vision. –

  • U.K., 2023 | Language: English | 1 h 38 min | Cert: 15A
  • Director/Writer: Molly Manning Walker
  • Cast: Mia McKenna-Bruce, Lara Peake, Enva Lewis, Shaun Thomas, Samuel Bottomley
  • Foreign language films are subtitled. 
  • Cert: CLUB for over 18s.
  • GOOD TO TALK, a short film by Cork filmmaker Stephen Broekhuizen, will be shown before the feature.
  • Tickets: €8.50/€7 concession
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  • Online booking closes at 5pm on the night of the film.
  • Pay at the door by card or cash. Exact change is appreciated.