Jean-François Davy is a legendary French director of erotic cinema, whose work was among the most notable European adult film productions of the 1970s and 80s, particularly his documentaries on Parisian sexuality including Prostitution (1975), Les Pornocrates (1976), and the trilogy of Exhibition (1975), Exhibition 2 (1978), and Exhibition 79 (1979). After an absence of several years, Davy now returns to the erotic documentary genre that made him famous, only now he turns his probing camera on himself as well. Davy and his cameraman travel to the major cities of Eastern Europe – from Prague to Budapest, with stops in between – as the filmmaker searches for a beautiful muse to serve as the leading lady of his next carnal opus. As countless gorgeous young women undress to audition for the camera, Davy keeps looking for a girl with a special quality, and when he finds her, he also finds himself falling head over heels for her charms. Sizzling and candid, CHASING THE MUSE is for mature audiences only.BONUS FEATURE: Dubbed "the most important film event of the year" upon its release in 1975, Jean-François Davy's classic documentary EXHIBITION focuses on young star Claudine Beccarie as she traverses the ins and outs of the French porn industry. With the distinction of being the first hardcore film ever accepted by the New York Film Festival, Artsploitation Films are proud to present Davy's director's cut of the film in a brand new digital restoration. Documentary, International.
“Part documentary, part art house film and part adult film…completely fascinating.” – Adult Video News
“A savagely sexual documentary that honestly bridges the gap between art and porn.” – TLAcult.com
About the Director: Known as the grandmaster of French erotic cinema, Jean-Francois Davy (born 1945) has enjoyed a long career as a film producer, director, screenwriter, and actor. He achieved his biggest success with the pornographic cause celebrate film Exhibition and has continued his professional focus on film and sex for over 40 years. After making a series of short films as a teenager, Jean-Francois began in the film business when he became an assistant to director Luc Moullet on his 1966 comedy Brigitte et Brigitte. Then he set out on his own by directing L’attentat (1966) and since then has directed 18 other fiction and documentary feature films. And quite unlike the styles of the French New Wave that was flourishing at the time, Davy staked his career on the adult market. Hence, his films (all of which he has produced) are mainly broad comedies and melodramas and filled with abundant nudity and love-making. His films include Prostitution (1975), The Pornocrates (1976), Exhibition 2 (1978), and Exhibition 79 (1979). After more than two decades away from directing, Davy returned with the 2006 drama Red Needles and the 2009 film Tricheuse (So Woman!).