By Janis L. Pallister, Ruth A. Hottell
Like its 1997 predecessor, Francophone ladies movie administrators: a brand new Guide is either a educating instrument and a listing to be used by means of students and scholars of movie and literature.
Unique between publications facing movie, either for its breadth and for the actual fact that it really is dedicated completely to francophone ladies in the course of the international, so much of whom are passed over from different directories and experiences, this advisor comprises listings of a few 300 francophone girls filmmakers and their motion pictures.
Whenever attainable, dates, short biographies, descriptions, and short serious analyses are integrated. subject matters studied contain such topics as abortion, pornography, prostitution, and mother-daughter relationships.
A record of movie assets and an in depth bibliography, and an index of geographical subdivisions, maximize the directory's usefulness.
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Synopsis: ‘‘Crow’’ announces to seven-year-old Lucie that it’s the end of the world. Things start to move, and even disappear. ca/m_arts/etudiants/2001/LauzonMylene/ Leriche, Chloe´ Has produced fourteen Shorts since 2001, the most famous of which is La Re´ plique. ) Synopsis: Three short films with actresses as the subject. ) ONF. ’’ Director: Leroux; producer; Eric Michel. photography: Bernard Couture and Yves Laurier-Beaudoin; editing: Aube Foglia; music: Dominique Grand, Sylvain Grand, L’Onde de Choc; sound: Serge Boivin, Marie-France Delagrave, Marie-Claude Gagne´ , Martyne Morin; voice and narration: Caroline Dufour.
Cast: Rabiaa Ben Abdallah (Aı¨ cha); Sabeh Bouzouita (Zeineb); Ghalia Ben Ali (Meriem); Hend Sabri (Emna); Ezzedine Gennoun (Saı¨ d); Mouna Noureddine (Omni); et al. Official selection—Un Certain Regard—Cannes 2000 Synopsis:The story takes place in Djerba, an island where women stay alone for eleven months out of twelve while the men go off to work in Tunis, France, or elsewhere. ) continue to perpetuate their servitude. htm l There is a great deal of information about this director’s life and her films on the internet.
The film opens with Akerman sitting in her apartment and looking squarely at the camera, explaining to the viewer her predicament. She then reads from a text she wrote about the problems she was having making this film. 10890$ $CH1 12-09-04 09:48:56 PS PAGE 36 37 1: DIRECTORS AND THEIR FILMS 3. Un Divan a` New York. Chantal Akerman. Courtesy Belgian Embassy. ’’ (Reviewer: Beverly Berning. ) Video. ) (Belgium/ France) Cast: Stanislas Merhar, Sylvie Testud and Olivia Bonamy. This film was part of the 32nd Directors’ Fortnight Cannes International Festival (May 10–21, 2000).