Reuter Reports FORGET the violins and the soft fade to waves on a beach as the sweethearts embrace. Acclaimed British film director Michael Winterbottom sets out to break long-standing cinematic taboos about sex in his new and controversial film Nine Songs, competing in Spain's San Sebastian film festival this week. Other films deal with all the other parts of a relationship, but not the sex thing, said Winterbottom, describing his approach. The idea was just to let you actually see two people in bed. His film explores a relationship via intense and moving love-making scenes, many of which have no musical backdrop, only the sound of sighs. The sex scenes are interspaced with electrifying live performances at concerts which the couple attend. Groups include Franz Ferdinand, Primal Scream, The Dandy Warhols and, somewhat incongruously, Michael Nyman.