Ma Belle, My Beauty

Director: Marion Hill
2021 | USA | 95m
GENRE: Bisexual | Black/African American | Drama | Lesbian | Polyamory | Queer | Relationships | Romance | Sexuality
SECTION: Closed Captioned | Narrative Features | Streaming

The rolling vineyards and sun-washed French villages may be ancient, but the shifting dynamics of a polyamorous relationship are fresh and tingling in this contemporary romance set in the picturesque South of France. A newlywed singer recently transplanted from New Orleans, Bertie (radiant newcomer Idella Johnson) is having trouble adjusting to her sultry surroundings and a new language—she’s emotionally adrift and has even stopped singing. To lift her spirits, Bertie’s concerned husband Fred (Lucien Guignard) encourages a visit from Lane (Hannah Pepper-Cunningham), hoping to recapture the free-spirited relationship that they all used to share.

But just as Lane’s arrival reignites a fire between the two women, it too opens old wounds, bringing up unanswered questions and obscured motivations that threaten the façade of their idyllic lifestyle. Winner of the NEXT Audience Award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Marion Hill’s luminous, music-filled romantic drama captures the tender intimacies, jealousies, and complications that arise when love strikes three… or even four.

Buying Note: This digital screening is available to view between Thu, Jun 17 and Sun, Jun 27. We suggest watching it at 9:00pm PDT Fri, Jun 18.

Bloomberg Philanthropies

Alliance Francaise de San Francisco, San Francisco LGBT Center, 
San Francisco Film Festival, Bay Area Bi+ and Pansexual Network

  • Language: In English and French with English subtitles