La licorne

Digital video, 16 mins

La licorne (The Unicorn) is a short documentary exploring the life and career of French striptease artist and actress Rita Renoir, and her relationship to Île du Levant, a naturist island in the South of France. 

The film weaves various archival elements including interviews with Rita, her performances, and material relating to the history of the island, to build a tender and complex portrait of a underrecognised feminist icon and a unique naturist utopia.

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Narrated by Agnès Thiollier 

Made in collaboration with Joseph Savage, Paul Bacharach, Marco Novoa, and Adrien Pelletier

Commissioned by Villa Noailles (France) and supported by Elephant Trust (UK)

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London, UK