Maverick director Gaspar Noe, whose feature Enter The Void is screening in competition, is hatching a sex film.

He says the as yet untitled film will be a “a joyful porn movie – a joyful movie with explicit sex.” Noe’s regular backers Wild Bunch are again in the frame to handle it.

Noe promises that the new film will be very different in tone to his contribution to erotic portmanteau film Destricted (which he says was “really sad.”) The film will be made with unknown actors.

“I never saw a movie that mixed both real emotions and explicit sex,” Noe explained. “In life, [sex] is the focus of most people. They are not obsessed with money or social recognition. They are obsessed with sex. Why do we never see it portrayed for the joy it brings.”

The film, which the director is pitching as “a small family movie,” will be shot simply and with a small crew. Formally, Noe says, it will be the antithesis of the highly complex, effects-driven, Tokyo-shot Enter The Void. “Working in Japan with 60 people in the crew was a lot of fun but once you’ve had had a big, big party, you want to have a calm Sunday. I would say my erotic movie is going to be my Sunday.”