Why watch this film?
Ma Belle, My Beauty is a compelling drama that explores the complexities of love and ambition through the aftermath of a polyamorous relationship. The film follows Bertie and Fred, who were once in a relationship with Lane, until Lane disappeared from their lives. Two years later, Bertie and Fred are married and living in the French countryside, but Lane unexpectedly shows up, hoping to reignite their old dynamic. However, Bertie is disillusioned with her jazz career and still grieving her mother's loss, while Fred is clearly alienated in their small, white, European town. Lane's return only serves to ignite dormant jealousies and tensions. Director Marion Hill delivers a nuanced and thoughtful examination of the intersection of love and ambition, and the toll it can take on relationships. The performances by the cast are excellent, particularly Hannah Pepper as Lane, who delivers a complex and layered portrayal of a woman trying to find her place in a world that has moved on without her. While the film is flawed in some respects, it ultimately delivers a compelling and thought-provoking story that will stay with viewers long after the credits roll. Overall, Ma Belle, My Beauty is a must-see for fans of drama and LGBTQ+ cinema, and a testament to the power of independent filmmaking.
The movie explores the intimate re-encounter between two former lovers of a polyamorous triad. Bertie, a musician, has recently married and moved to southern France where she’s since been uninspired. Lane shows up hoping to get Bertie back in the swing of things -- but old passions and pains simmer to the surface when Lane takes interest in another woman.
Where to watch?
Available at home