SHIRLEY - VISIONS OF REALITY

By Gustav DEUTSCH

EASTWEST FILMDISTRIBUTION GMBH - as SALES All rights, World

unknown - Completed 2013

The film uses 13 cinematically vivified paintings by Edward Hopper to tell the story of a woman who lives in a reality she doesn’t accept as given but rather as a made up and changeable construct and who sticks to her convictions in moments of truth.

    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • unknown
    • Countries
    • AUSTRIA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 92 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Gustav DEUTSCH
    • Producer(s)
    • Gabriele KRANZELBINDER (KGP Kranzelbinder Gabriele Production)
    • Synopsis
    • The film tells the story of a woman. A woman in America in the 30s, 40s, 50s, and early 60s. A woman who attempts to influence the course of history with her professional and socio-political involvement. A woman who doesn’t accept the reality around her as given but rather a made up and changeable construct. A woman who works as an actress and is used to staging reality, portraying realness and is therefore able to question and shape it herself. A woman who doesn’t strive for solo success as an actress or stardom in the future but feels like part of a collective aspiring to give social potency to theater. A woman who can’t identify with the dominant role model of the concept of a wife yet longs to have a life partner. A woman who doesn’t compromise in moments of professional crisis and isn’t afraid to take on menial jobs to secure her livelihood. A woman who in a moment of private crisis decides to stick to her partner and puts her own professional interest on the back burner. A woman who is furious with political repression yet doesn’t resign in despair and who has nothing but disdain for betrayal. An attractive, charismatic, committed, emancipated woman.
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