'How to Have Sex'

Source: Mubi / mk2 Films / Nikos Nikolopoulos

‘How to Have Sex’

Global film distributor Mubi has acquired all rights for UK filmmaker Molly Manning Walker’s How To Have Sex for North America, UK, Ireland, Italy, Latin America, Turkey, and Benelux ahead of its world premiere next month in Cannes’ Un Certain Regard section.

Mubi picked up the title from France’s mk2 Films.

Theatrical releases are planned for key territories, including the US and UK. In Benelux the film will be released theatrically in partnership with Imagine Film Distribution. Following theatrical releases, the film will premiere exclusively on Mubi in all territories acquired.

How To Have Sex stars Mia McKenna-Bruce alongside Lara Peake, Shaun Thomas, Samuel Bottomley and newcomers Enva Lewis and Laura Ambler. The film was shot by Nicolas Canniccioni.

Three British teenage girls go on a rites-of-passage holiday – drinking, clubbing and hooking up, in what should be the best summer of their lives.

The film is produced by Wild Swim’s Ivana MacKinnon (Beast, Bring Them Down) and Emily Leo (Under the Shadow, Nocebo), alongside Heretic’s Konstantinos Kontovrakis (Triangle of Sadness). Film4 and BFI developed the project and financed the production, alongside mk2 Films.

Film4 will retain its customary television and on demand rights in the UK and Ireland.

Manning Walker was a Screen Star of Tomorrow in 2021. Her previous work as a cinematographer includes shooting Charlotte Regan’s debut feature Scrapper. Her directing debut was the short film Good Thanks, You?, which premiered at Cannes’ Critics Week, and she won the Next Step prize at Cannes 2022 for the How to Have Sex script.