Sally Potter

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Ginger & Rosa

London, 1962. Two teenage girls - Ginger and Rosa - are inseparable; they play truant together, discuss religion, politics and hairstyles, and dream of lives bigger than their mothers' frustrated domesticity. But, as the Cold War meets the sexual revolution, and the threat of nuclear holocaust escalates, the lifelong friendship of the two girls is shattered - by the clash of desire and the determi...

RAGE

Michelangelo, an unseen schoolboy armed only with a mobile phone, goes behind the scenes at a New York fashion show during seven days in which an accident on the catwalk turns into a murder investigation, and his interviews with key players become a bitterly funny expose of an industry in crisis. Everyone from the designer (Simon Abkarian) and his models (supermodel Lily Cole and Jude Law in drag...

Yes

YES is the story of a passionate love affair between an American woman (Joan Allen) and a Middle-Eastern man (Simon Abkarian) in which they confront some of the greatest conflicts of our generation - religious, political and sexual. Sam Neil plays the betrayed and betraying politician husband, Sheila Hancock the beloved aunt and Shirley Henderson the philosophical cleaner who witnesses the trail o...

The Man Who Cried

Fegele (Christina Ricci), a Russian Jewish refugee working in a variety troupe in Paris just before the Second World War, is befriended by Lola, a white Russian exile (Cate Blanchet). Fegele meets Cesar, a gypsy (Johnny Depp) in the world of the opera and they fall in-love. But When the German Nazis invade Paris, Dante Domino, the star of the opera (John Turturro) betrays Fegele, and she has to es...

The Tango Lesson

THE TANGO LESSON is about a female filmmaker who discovers and falls in-love with the tango. In between bouts of writing a screenplay for Hollywood with which she finds herself increasingly dissatisfied she places herself under the tutelage of Pablo, an Argentinean tango dancer living in Paris. As the lessons proceed, they strike a bargain: if he will make her a tango dancer, she will make him a m...

Orlando

ORLANDO is a story of the quest for love, and it is also an ironic dance through English history. Addressing contemporary concerns about gender and identity, the film is remarkably true to the spirit of Virginia Woolf, but it also skilfully adapts the original story to give it a striking, cinematic form. The screenplay is a standard text taught in film schools as a radical and successful adaptatio...

The Gold Diggers

The ground-breaking first feature from the director of ORLANDO and THE TANGO LESSON, THE GOLD DIGGERS is a key film of early Eighties feminist cinema. Made with an all-woman crew, featuring stunning photography by Babette Magolte and a score by Lindsay Cooper it embraces a radical and experimental narrative structure. Celeste (Colette Laffont) is a computer clerk in a bank who becomes fascinated ...

London Story

Spy spoof revolving around the unlikely alliance of three eccentric characters and their mission to uncover government foreign policy duplicity. Beautifully and humorously choreographed against London's most famed locales. Produced in association with the British Film Institute and Channel Four Television....

Thriller

Since its release in 1980, Sally Potter's rewriting of Puccini's opera, La Boheme, has become a classic in feminist film theory. A model for the deconstruction of the Hollywood film, Thriller turns the conventional role of women as romantic victims in fiction on its head. Mimi, the seamstress heroine of the opera who must die before the curtain goes down, decides to investigate the reasons for her...

PLAY

Double screen film of six children playing on the street below (three sets of twins). Filmed through two adjacent cameras, one with colour film and one with black and white. When presented, two projectors are used so that the images appear side by side allowing the children to move through the frame lines....

Jerk

Film shot one frame at a time, of three faces, including a brother and sister, which merge to become one, followed by a short sequence of minimalist gesture....

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I Am An Ox, I Am A Horse, I Am A Man, I Am A Woman

From an idea by Renny Bartlett and Sian Thomas, I AM AN OX, I AM A HORSE, I AM A MAN, I AM A WOMAN is a documentary featuring interviews with Russian film directors Lana Gogoberidze and Kira Muratova, and actress Ina Churikova, amongst others. The film investigates the representation of women and the role women have in the art of Russian cinema. Explored through such films as Long Farewells (Kira ...

Tears, Laughter, Fear & Rage

Four part series examining emotional expression through the eyes of people of different ages, backgrounds and cultures. Interviewees include: Michael Powell, Hanif Kureishi, Paul Boateng and Barbara Windsor....

Combines

One of the earliest events to combine dance on film projected in juxtaposition with live performances by the same dancers. The films included rehearsals of the sequences being danced in their final form on stage; portraits of individual dancers, and different interpretations of the same segment of choreography by different dancers intercut with images of them preparing to come on stage. Also inclu...

Hors d’oeuvres

8mm footage of dancers each performing a single movement was projected onto a ground glass screen and refilmed on 16mm to create layered new sequences....

London Story

Spy spoof revolving around the unlikely alliance of three eccentric characters and their mission to uncover government foreign policy duplicity. Beautifully and humorously choreographed against London's most famed locales. Produced in association with the British Film Institute and Channel Four Television....

HD

Play

Double screen film of six children playing on the street below (three sets of twins). Filmed through two adjacent cameras, one with colour film and one with black and white. When presented, two projectors are used so that the images appear side by side allowing the children to move through the frame lines....

HD

Rage

Michelangelo, an unseen schoolboy armed only with a mobile phone, goes behind the scenes at a New York fashion show during seven days in which an accident on the catwalk turns into a murder investigation, and his interviews with key players become a bitterly funny expose of an industry in crisis. Everyone from the designer (Simon Abkarian) and his models (supermodel Lily Cole and Jude Law in drag)...

HD
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