We are extremely proud that Skin. Like. Sun/Des Jours Plus Belles Que La Nuit
is the winner of the Feminist Porn Award prize for Best Direction.
The judges analysis:
Des Jours Plus Belles Que La Nuit is an homage to real, explicit love shot in
real-time. Starring a young Belgian couple, the film tries to capture what sex
feels like, rather than looks like. Shot with the female characters perspective
in mind, and choosing to leave in the kissing, banter, and foreplay alongside
the more traditional hot elements, Des Jours Plus Belles Que La Nuit is a
approach to cinematic sex.
Other accolades for Skin. Like. Sun./Des Jours:
Official Selection Porn
FilmFestival Berlin 2010
Official Selection IXFF San
Francisco Indie Erotic Film Festival 2010
Official Selection CineKink
NYC Film Festival 2010
Official Selection Mexico
City Feminist Porn Festival 2012
Official Selection Stoutste
Dromen Festival, Antwerp Belgium 2009
A film that captures the sweet and sexy slowness of
15 November 2012 | by Anne G.Sabo
Skin. Like. Sun. (2009; original title is Des Jours
Plus Belles Que La Nuit) is Jennifer Lyon Bell''s
third film, which she collaborated on with Murielle
Scherre. Filmed in near real time, Skin. Like. Sun.
is an art hous''y sex film that lingers on the sweet
and sexy slowness of sex. Stylistically, the film
combines the strength of each filmmaker: the
cinematic realism and fine eye for close-ups with
texture of Jennifer and the indie rhythm and
esthetics of D.J. and lingerie designer Murielle.
The film follows a real-life couple spending an
afternoon having sex in the sun-washed rooms of an
empty old house (the couple is also featured in
Murielle''s documentary styled shorts on her first
porn film collection J''fais du porno et j''aime ça).
Far from porny looking, the woman and man are
attractive in their indie, tattooed, subtly sexy and
emotionally naked way. And their mutual affection
and chemistry emanate from the picture.
Originally the filmmakers'' idea was to capture how
sex looks like from her perspective, but in the end
they realized that would detract from also capturing
what she feels. And the film well captures his
deeply felt adore for her in his eyes and caresses.
At about 55 minutes in length, the film is unique
too for its focus on foreplay. It also captures that
dizzying bubble of pleasure as the intensity soars
and the couple lose themselves to the moment.
Skin. Like. Sun. was made upon invitation by the
Belgian feminist festival Stout(ste) Dromen (Your
wild(est) dreams) in Antwerp where it premiered in
October 2009. The film had its international
premiere during CineKink NYC in February 2010.
Included as extra material on the DVD are interviews
with the filmmakers and the performers sharing their
views on feminism and what makes Skin. Like. Sun. a
feminist film, in particular in how it captures
mutual love and respect, and in how it focuses on
her experience and what real unscripted sex is like
for her, and for him. (The couple make sure to point
out that it''s not like their sex is always this slow
and sweet; that they sometimes like it rough too!
But that sweetness fit "the vibe of the moment" in a
beautiful and relaxed sunlit space.) Skin. Like.
Sun. is a unique viewing experience; it won the
award for Best Direction at the Feminist Porn Awards