Filming Desire: A Journey through Women’s Cinema
[60 min/ Multilingual (with English subtitles) / France & Belgium/2000]
Direction: Marie Mandy
Camera: Dominique Smersu, Virginie Saint-Martin
Editing: Dominique Lefever
Sound: Helene Lamy-au-Rousseau, Guillaume Valeix
In this bold documentary Marie Mandy asks the question: how do women directors film love, desire, and, especially, sexuality? In rare interviews with many of the leading women directors working in the world the film directly engages the sexual politics of cinematographic choice.
Powerfully illustrated with film clips from their own work, the directors discuss the reality of an explicit women’s point of view, the possibility of a women’s cinematic language, and the desire in their films to ‘fantasize and dream a new image of themselves’. While discussing how their depictions of sexuality and relationships are correctives, they also reflect on the sexual differences in selection of image, shot, and story. The film also provides a virtual anthology of the debates about the body, sexuality, power, and passion one sees in contemporary feminist and film theory: the body in representation and image; as a subject of censorship; as the vehicle of desire and love; as the contested ground of cinematic production; and as part of women’s identity and voice.
Looking forward to seeing you all
Sunday 19 February 2012 at 5:30 pm
Majlis Cultural Centre
Flat 1 – Christina Apartments – Police Chowki lane
(opp. Samrat Electronics)
Kalina Market – Santa Cruz (E)
All women and transpersons welcome!