This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Molly Manning Walker and cast members Samuel Bottomley, Shaun Thomas and Laura Ambler

"How To Have Sex is a wild and fun ride, whose sober moments are as important as they are uncomfortable." - Anna Smith, Time Out

"The writing is sharp throughout: Manning Walker has an acute ear for teen vernacular and a sly sense of humour. But some of the film’s most powerful moments are wordless, playing out in tight shots of Mckenna Bruce’s face." - Wendy Ide, Screen International

Tara, Sky and Em head to Malia on a rite-of-passage holiday of sun, sex and no suspicious parents. Set against a backdrop of neon lights and pounding house music, Tara’s quest to lose her virginity heats up as things progress with Paddy, an oily Mancunian from the flat next door. But what should be the best summer of their lives takes a dark turn when Tara’s first time leaves her confused and detached. Molly Manning Walker’s gritty debut is a vital exploration of the nuances of consent and the societal pressures imposed on teenagers.

Please note this screening contains scenes with flashing and flickering images which may affect viewers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy. 

This film contains potentially triggering or sensitive content for audiences. Please click here to find out more information. 

Audio Description is available at this screening. Please email if you require a headset from the venue. Visit our Accessible Screenings at LIFF 2023 page for more information and other accessible screenings at the festival.

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