Lidia Ravviso / United Kingdom / 2021 / 70 min
The Listener is a Lust Cinema Original, erotic murder mystery set in London. When Nora (Maisy Taylor) moves into a old Victorian house left to her by an unknown Aunt, she can’t believe her luck but it doesn’t take long for things to turn weird. As she is masturbating one evening she starts to hear some strange noises. From the sound of teeth being brushed to kisses being stolen… she can hear each of her neighbours in HD sound. Her newfound power is a mystery but it isn’t long until she starts to take advantage of it, listening to her neighbours’ private lives and fantasising in the process. That is, until a mysterious murder upsets the building. Directed by Lidia Ravviso and starring performers Maisy Taylor, Romeo, Heidi Switch, Ryan Ryder, Effie Diaz, Honour May and more, this comedic-thriller blends Cluedo and porn for a suspense filled, cinematic, erotic movie that will leave you on the edge of your seat.
Plays after Porn0graHERS: the Women+ Who Make P0rn (9 min)
THE LISTENER / 1:30 pm – Nov 6 / Grand Illusion Cinema
Lidia Ravviso is a filmmaker, visual artist and producer from Italy based in London. She works as a director and video editor for cinema, television, documentary and music videos.
In 2011 Ravviso joined a collective of Italian directors, writers, and artists called “Le Ragazze del Porno”, who discuss sexuality, eroticism and pornography from a personal point of view. She is also the co-curator at London Fetish Film Festival and the artistic director of Uncensored Festival.
In 2015 she directed her first adult movie, Insight, which went on to be included in several international film festivals and won Best Short Film at the Hacker Porn Film Festival in 2017. She has directed three films for Erika Lust Films: two XConfessions shorts, She Groped Me by the Groceries (2017) and La Fantasia di Beba (2019); and the Lust Cinema original, The Listener (2021).