Set in 1960's underbelly of Paris, adapted and directed by Laure Charpentier from her own novel, Gigola is a story of a mercurial woman who abandons herself to the sensual world of Sapphic desire. After her lover’s suicide, an emotionally aloof Georgina butches up as Gigola and becomes part of the notorious nocturnal life of Place Pigalle. With the riches an infatuated and aristocratic Odette showers on her, Gigola tries to free a fellow prostitute from an Italian gangster-pimp’s ownership, and in the process falls in love with both of them. This film plays as part of the ‘Country Focus - France’ package.
(2010) 102 min / Feature
Director: Laure Charpentier