The Sessions

Directed by Ben Lewin Daily at 14h30

USA | 2012 | 98' | In English with French and Arabic subtitles
with John Hawkes, Helene Hunt, William H. Macy


A 38-year-old man who has spent most of his life in an iron lung enlists the help of a sexual surrogate in order to lose his virginity in this drama starring Oscar-nominated actor John Hawkes and inspired by the life of poet/journalist Mark O’Brien. With the support of an unconventional priest (William H. Macy) and a devoted team of caretakers, the virginal writer hires a compassionate sex surrogate (Helen Hunt), who finds her life profoundly transformed by their tender sessions.

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Nominated for Oscar and Winner at the Sundance Film Festival