Beneath her twinset, repressed housewife Gwyneth (Mandy McMullin) is close to the edge: of attacking the dishwasher, and giving in to lust (thanks to neighbour Kevin Smith). Especially after learning the husband has done the dirty on her. Based on a Fiona Farrell story, Mon Desir blends fantasy, satire and domestic tragedy. Writer/director Nicky Marshall scratches under the fingernails of Kiwi small towns, to reveal “what happens behind the facade of wholesome goodness and normality”. Mon Desir was chosen for the 'Un Certain Regard' section of the Cannes Film Festival.
I've had a bellyful Barry.– Gwyneth (Mandy McMullin)
Funded by QEII Arts Council (Creative Film and Video Fund), in association with the New Zealand Film Commission, and Television New Zealand.
Based on the short story Interest Free Terms, by Fiona Farrell Poole
Music composed by Peter Dasent.
"Mon Desir" sung by Shanley Morris, lyrics by Nicky Marshall and Jane Lindsay.