Curated by Margherita Fontana and Vanessa Mangiavacca
Elle gives importance to some short works that open the horizon to the inner life of female characters. Let’s not look for clear, slippery and highly outdated definitions such as femininity, feminine point of view, women’s perspective. These are elusive labels which risk limiting, instead of enhancing, the possibilities of expression of individuals. What we have at heart is the intimate and private experience of some people, women and girls, of their bodies, of their feelings and of their places. Gender – as the first century of feminist fights and feminist thought teaches us – is a social construct; it doesn’t depend on basic features of women and girls who, in their lifetime, have learned to be such in the society in which they live.
Through short films taken from international productions, the thematic focus shows some of the experiences based on the “journey” of becoming little girls, girls and women.
We hope that the view of the authors of the selected works will provide an alternative insight into many stereotypes that pollute the debate on the women’s issue in the West post #MeToo.
#21XOXO by Sine and Imge Ozbilge, Belgium, 2019
CARNE (FLESH) by Camila Kater, Brazil, 2019
END-O by Alice Seabright, UK, 2019
EVELYN by Nina Yuen, USA, 2019
EYES ON THE ROAD by Stefanie Kolk, Netherlands, 2019
HOT DOG by Marleen Valien, Alma Buddecke, Germany, 2019
JUCK (THRUST) by Olivia Kastebring, Julia Gumpert, Ulrika Bandeira, Sweden, 2018
WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THE WATER AND THE MOON by Jian Luo, China, 2018