The Ladies Almanack

30 settembre 2017 - ore 17:45

The Ladies Almanack2018-09-01T22:47:39+00:00

Project Description

The Ladies Almanack

di Daviel Shy (USA, 2017), 80’, v.o. inglese sub. Italiano

Anteprima italiana

Tratto dall’omonimo romanzo di Djuna Barnes, il film è un omaggio caleidoscopico alla scrittura femminile attraverso le amicizie, le gelosie, i flirt e i dolori delle autrici e delle artiste della Parigi degli anni Venti. La storia, suddivisa come un almanacco è raccontata da tre narratrici: Hélène Cixous, Luce Irigaray e Monique Wittig. I testi seminali di queste autrici femministe radicali sono stati pubblicati negli anni ’70 e nello stesso decennio fu ristampato The Ladies Almanack.

The Ladies Almanack

by Daviel Shy (USA, 2017), 80’, v.o. english sub. Italian

Based on the novel of the same title by Djuna Barnes, the film is a kaleidoscopic tribute to women’s writing through the friendships, jealousies, flirtations and publishing woes of female authors and artists in 1920’s Paris.

Arranged month-by-month like an almanac the story is told by three narrators: Hélène Cixous, Luce Irigaray, and Monique Wittig. Seminal texts of these radical feminist writers were published in the 1970’s: the same decade The Ladies Almanack was reprinted for a public readership. Each character is a hybrid of the historically researched figure and the contemporary artist who portrays her; with the exception of one person, Hélène Cixous. She will be playing herself in the film and is therefore the sole character where the past catches the present in continuous being. The  film’s purpose is to engage a meaningful dialogue with the dead as well as follow their examples by investing in the contemporary work of our peers.