FEMME


To find freedom as a woman, a dancer faces her own divided character.

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DURATION: 6 min.

YEAR: 2016

SYNOPSIS

Behind the scenes, a dancer rehearses the lines of a character who just like her, struggles with the ballet discipline upon her body. What does it mean to be beautiful and feminine? Ideal constraints seem to be transmitted through generations. While she prepares herself for a performance, she meets the power and sensuality of her visceral body in her search for freedom.

 

BEHIND THE SCENES

The leading actress’ personal life issues of being a dancer, a woman and a mother inspired this hybrid portrait. Some of the character’s lines were borrowed from Aline Sánchez stage performances “Aline Alone” and “Aline Not Alone”, played in many countries. Highly self-reflexive, the film nevertheless combines the director’s own issues about feminine ideals, beauty and freedom. More details about the process can be found in behind-the-scenes recordings and interviews (available soon).