A Journey Through Women's Film
France | 2000 | 60 minutes | Color | DVD | Subtitled | Order No. 02761
"For its historical value and insightful retrospective of how female filmmakers have dealt with desire... and for the exquisite pleasure of seeing ‘how beautiful it is to make (female) bodies speak (dixit Cavani)’.”
SCREENING HIGHLIGHTS AND AWARDS
- Montreal World Film Festival
- Films des Femmes, Creteil, France
- Durban International Film Festival
- Women with Vision Film Festival, MN
- Cinema Paradise Film Festival
- Women in Cinema, WA
- Boston International Women's Film Festival
- Manchester Film Festival
- Women's Film Festival, VT
- Halfway to Hollywood Film Festival
- Seoul Women's Film Festival
Belgian born director Marie Mandy was born in Leuven in 1961. She grew up in Africa and the United States, and received a Bachelor’s degree in Roman Philology from the University of Louvain. In 1988 she graduated from the London International Film School, thanks to grants from the Belgian Vocational Foundation and a scholarship from the International Rotary Foundation. She completed her training with Delia Salvi (Actor’s Studio), Jiri Menzel and Krzysztof Kieslowski (Directing) and took a certificate from EAVE in 1992.
In 1989 she created her own production company in Brussels called Amazone Films, with which she produced and directed "Judith" (short, 1989), "Pardon Cupidon" (feature, 1992), and "Madeleine in Heaven" (documentary, 1999). She has since directed several documentaries and worked for the French Television ARTE and for the Belgian channel RTBF.
As a photographer she has worked as a portrait photographer for several magazines, photographing art world and business personalities. She has shown her photographs and her "photo-weavings" in a dozen countries. She produced, from 1994 to 1997, important photo-journalistic work on the situation of disabled people in Europe and on institutionalized children, all the while pursuing her independent work as a photographer.
From 1993 to 1995 she was president of the ARPF (Belgian Association of Film Directors-Producers). She has been vice-president of the Belgian committee of the SACD (Author’s Guild) since 1996.
She currently lives and works in Brussels and Marseilles. (7/12)