24th Athens International Film Festival

The Public Woman

Provocative, intellectual and incredibly sensual all at once, "The Public Woman" is Zulawski's most outwardly autobiographical film. Illustrating the universe of film and everyone around it as a never-ending roller coaster rode, where the boundaries between life and art are constantly blurred.

An inexperienced young actress cast in the lead role of an ambitious adaptation of Dostoyevsky's "The Possessed" is slowly pushed over the edge, both physically and mentally, by the eccentric director who takes over every aspect of her life.

Under the weight of his unreasonable demands, she slowly becomes unable to draw the line between acting and reality, especially when posing as the dead wife of a Czech immigrant, who seems to be implicated in a political conspiracy.

Provocative, intellectual and incredibly sensual all at once, "The Public Woman" is Zulawski's most outwardly autobiographical film. Illustrating the universe of film and everyone around it as a never-ending roller coaster rode, where the boundaries between life and art are constantly blurred, it clearly alludes to his own unorthodox methods and exhaustingly passionate performances he habitually coaxed out of his leading ladies (this time it's breathtaking Valérie Kaprisky), baring them body and soul. Th.P.


la femme publique / η δημόσια γυναίκα - trailer by NyxtesPremieras

Πρωτότυπος τίτλος / Original title
La Femme Publique

Σκηνοθεσία / Director
Andrzej Zulawski

Σενάριο / Screenwriters
Dominique Garnier, Andrzej Zulawski

Φωτογραφία / DoP
Sacha Vierny

Μουσική / Music
Alain Wisniak

Μοντάζ / Editor
Marie-Sophie Dubus

Ηθοποιοί / Principal Cast
Valérie Kaprisky, Francis Huster
Lambert Wilson, Patrick Bauchau Giselle Pascal, Roger Dumas

Γαλλία / France
1984
Εγχρωμο / Color
35mm
113’
Γαλλικά / French


    Publication date: 2014-09-10 12:30:00

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