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New Women Auteurs of Contemporary World Cinema | FREE

This winter, join guest curator Jacqueline Lyanga, Global Cinematheque’s Founder and Artistic Director, for a spotlight on auteur women of contemporary world cinema. This free public screening series will showcase debuts and second features from women who both write and direct their films. These filmmakers all bring their own distinct point-of-view and visual and narrative style and evolve the representation of women in cinema. The series will feature the Mexican film Tótem by Lila Avilés, the Malaysian film Tiger Stripes by Amanda Nell Eu, the French film The Rapture (Le Ravissement) by Iris Kaltenbäck, and the British film Girl by British-Nigerian filmmaker Acura Onashile.

Wednesday, March 6 | 7 pm | The Rapture (Le Ravissement) (Iris Kaltenbäck, France, 2023)
Wednesday, March 27 | 7 pm | Tiger Stripes (Amanda Nell Eu, Malaysia, 2023)

Vidiots Foundation’s Eagle Theatre and MUBI Microcinema
4884 Eagle Rock Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90041

Still photo from Le Ravissement (The Rapture) © Mact Productions–Marianne Productions–JPG Films–BNP Paribas Pictures and photo of director Iris Kaltenbäck courtesy of UNIFRANCE

The Rapture (Le Ravissement)
Directed and written by Iris Kaltenbäck, 2023, France, 1h 37min

Lydia, a midwife highly invested in her career, is going through a bad break-up that is making her feel like she has lost control of her life. Yet, when her pregnant best friend Salomé asks her to monitor her pregnancy, she cannot refuse, and neither of them is prepared for the turbulent emotional journey that they are about to embark on. Kaltenbäck’s first feature deftly explores and unravels the mythologies of motherhood and sisterhood with the influence of filmmakers Kelly Reichardt and Lucrecia Martel on display. The Rapture had its world premiere at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival as part of the Critics Week (Semaine de la Critique) program where it won the SACD (Authors Society) Award.

Watch the trailer.

Still photo from Tiger Stripes by Amanda Nell Eu and photo of Amanda Nell Eu courtesy of Dark Star Pictures.

Tiger Stripes
Directed by Amanda Nell Eu, 2023, Malaysia, 1 hour 35 minutes

The first amongst her friends to hit puberty, Zaffan, 12, discovers a terrifying secret about her body. Ostracized by her friends and community as she transforms, Zaffan fights back, learning that to be free she must embrace the body she feared, emerging as a proud, strong woman. Tiger Stripes is an empowering feminist genre film that had its world premiere at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival as part of the Critics Week (Semaine de la Critique) program where it won the Grand Prize. The film is also Malaysia’s official entry for the Oscar’s Best International Feature Film category.

Watch the trailer.

All screenings are co-presented by Vidiots Foundation and will take place at Vidiots’ Eagle Theatre and MUBI Microcinema, followed by post-screening conversations with guest curator Jacqueline Lyanga, filmmakers, and special guests.

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