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Stories of discovery and self-actualization.

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Eleanore, a naive American woman, journeys to an artist farm commune in the south of France seeking solace from her loneliness. But without the ability to speak French, Eleanore struggles to connect with her new community. She is taken under the wing of Sophie, a choreographer and lead gardener at the castle. Eleanore grows romantic feelings for Sophie, whose confidence and charisma are what Eleanore longs for. When those feelings aren't reciprocated, Eleanore must face the ultimate purpose of her trip and come to terms with being alone. PLAISIR is a tender comedy of errors and a queer story of finding yourself in unrequited love.

Student Film: New York University, New York

In English, French, with English subtitles.

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Film Contact:

Molly Gillis


  • Year
  • Runtime
    19 minutes
  • Language
    English, French
  • Country
    United States
  • Rating
  • Note
    Narrative Short
  • Director
    Molly Gillis
  • Screenwriter
    Molly Gillis
  • Producer
    Tara Sheffer
  • Executive Producer
    Ashley Deckman
  • Cast
    Eleanore Pienta, Sophie Amieva, Alexandra Hollander