Baptiste, 29, is in a relationship with Samia when he meets Cookie Kunty, a young drag performer in the Parisian nightlife, and he is fascinated. Baptiste decides to make a photo shoot with her as protagonist, which makes him enter this new world and end up in a relationship with Quentin, the person behind the Cookie Kunty persona. Three Nights a Week by Florent Gouëlou opens the 37th International Film Critics’ Week.
What goal did you have when writing the movie?
To show a universe that is not completely detached from reality. I wanted to show a face of Paris that is not the Paris of the privilege, but that of drag shows. A diverse Paris that reminds the Paris I know and that leaves space to marginalized people. My film is a romantic comedy with a social spirit.
What does drag represent for you?
Before I got to know it better, I was fascinated by its penchant for subversion, by its freedom, creativity, and collective energy. By becoming a drag queen myself, it turned into a liberatory creation that allowed me to be more diverse and embrace my feminine side.
29-year old Baptiste is engaged with Samia, but when he meets Cookie Kunty, a young Parisian drag queen, he immediately feels attracted to him. Cookie soon becomes the protagonist of Baptiste’s photography project, but the man will slowly and inevitably lose himself in his c...
29-year old Baptiste is engaged with Samia, but when he meets Cookie Kunty, a young Parisian drag queen, he immediately feels attracted to him. Cookie soon becomes the protagonist of Baptiste’s photography project, but the ma...
This is a story about identity. Is it political, too?
For sure. I made a movie on the way we allow ourselves to travel into intimate and yet-unknown territories. It is a hymn to the freedom of reinventing oneself, like drag performers do with their alter egos. It is also a film on tolerance and acceptance. The political message of the film is about the possibility for all of us to coexist despite our differences.