Synopsis by Mark Deming
A woman pursues new worlds of pleasure in a bid to eliminate her ennui in this erotic drama from writer and director Jean-Claude Brisseau. Sandrine (Carole Brana) feels as if she's fallen into a rut and is dissatisfied with nearly every aspect of her life -- she's quit her job, she's bored with her fiancé, and wants to move away to another country. Sandrine has an affair with Greg (Arnaud Binard), a handsome psychiatrist who is a student of the therapeutic uses of hypnosis. Sandrine, who is looking for greater insights into herself, is intrigued with Greg's theories about hypnosis, and is even more fascinated when he introduces her to Sophie (Lise Bellynck), an attractive young woman with a powerful and eclectic sexual appetite. As Sandrine submits to hypnosis, she experiences a number of unusual erotic encounters with Sophie and others, and moves towards a new degree of personal and sexual freedom. A L'aventure received its North American premiere at the 2008 Montreal World Film Festival.