‘Don’t leave the cinema’: The two-hour orgy shocking audiences at Cannes

With a non-stop two-hour orgy shot from every imaginable angle, Albert Serra’s “Freedom” is the most shockingly explicit film at this year’s Cannes film festival. “I’m trying to create unprecedented images,” the Catalan director declared, defending his exploration of the libertine excesses of the 18th century, replete with unsettling scenes of sex that he said “find an echo” among thrill-seeking youngsters today. Set in 1774, on the eve of the French Revolution, the film is an adaptation of a play … Continue reading ‘Don’t leave the cinema’: The two-hour orgy shocking audiences at Cannes