Written and directed by first timer Stacie Passon the film is a modern day twist on the classic ‘Belle de Jour’. A “sexy, provocative, and passionate film that explores the consequences of a woman turning her fantasy life into reality”.
The plot: “After Abby, an attractive 40-something, wealthy housewife, is smacked in the head by her son’s baseball, she begins to yearn for something else, something more than her banal suburban life. Determined to take on a new project, she buys a pied-à-terre in Manhattan. But walking around the city streets reminds Abby of what it feels like to be sexy and her pent-up libido compels Abby to invent a secret double life that draws her deeply into the world of high-end prostitution for women. As Abby becomes more and more obsessed by her new role, and as her decisions become increasingly reckless, we realise that she won’t be able to contain this secret forever…”
Concussion has already premiered at Sundance and won the Teddy Special Jury Prize at last year’s Berlin Film Festival. It was also featured in the programme at BFI Flare, the London LGBT Film Festival in March this year. It opens Friday 16th in the UK and Ireland via Picturehouse Entertainment and stars Robin Weigert (Deadwood) and Maggie Siff (Mad Men).
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