British holiday culture has provided generations of filmmakers with cinematic fodder, from Joanna Hogg’s Tuscan-tinged feature debut Unrelated to The Inbetweeners’s musty mancation. The Greek party town of Malia played host to the latter’s debauchery, and resurfaces once more in How to Have Sex, Molly Manning Walker’s chilling debut feature, which sees its protagonist Tara confronted by the penumbra of sexual violence. Below, Manning Walker shares the visual references, including a viral image by British photographer Joel Goodman, that helped her sketch the film’s sinister decadence.
This Viral Photo Inspired a Crucial Scene in Molly Manning Walker’s Debut Feature ‘How To Have Sex’
The British filmmaker discusses her Un Certain Regard-winning film and the references that informed its visual language.