Monday, 5 June 2017

Female Gaze



Last week I was lucky enough to go to a special screening of Jane Campion's In The Cut which was presented by Park Circus and the film collective Misc Films. Not only did I get see the under appreciated film on print BUT Campion herself was present for a Q & A. She was wonderfully honest, saying exactly what she thought. Sex came up quite a bit, as it was connected to the themes of the film, but Jane would find other ways to bring it up. She fan girled about the author Susanna Moore, who wrote the original novel, In the Cut and about Nicole Kidman and Meg Ryan. She was entertaining and laid back about everything and even challenged the audience members for their opinions when they asked jarring questions. She is definitely one of a kind.

Before the screening, I wrote a piece about Jane Campion's films and female characters which was featured on the Curzon blog which can be read HERE.

Misc Films are a London-based programming collective who screen films they love as well as unappreciated films. I well definitely be keeping eye out for future events. 


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