|Directed by||Abdel Kechiche|
|Release date(s)||8 September 2010(Venice) |
27 October 2010 (France)
|Running time||166 minutes|
Black Venus (French: Vénus noire) is a 2010 French drama film directed by Abdel Kechiche. It is based on the life of Sarah Baartman, a Khoikhoi girl who in the early 19th century was exhibited in Europe under the name "Hottentot Venus". The film was nominated for the Golden Lion at the 67th Venice International Film Festival.