The programme discovers and introduces 9 meaningful feminist films which rewrote the history of world cinema. Especially, it focuses on the films from the 1960s to the early 1980s, when the second-wave feminism was emerging; feminist directors and critics created alternative films with an interesting outlook on feminist aesthetics as well as criticized the existing male-dominated film system.
As part of the programme, SIWFF presents a special lecture 'Something Different: How feminist filmmakers changed cinema - and the world' by Dr. Sophie Mayer, a British feminist film activist and the author of Political Animals: The New Feminist Cinema and The Cinema of Sally Potter: A Politics of Love to help an audience learn the feminist film movement starting in UK in the early 1970s as well as understand the history which cinema has been intersected with feminism. The lecture will be followed by a talk with Lizzie BORDEN, the director of the sci-fi feminist film Born in Flames and Ula STÖCKL, the director of Germany’s first feminist film, The Cat Has Nine Lives. Our special guests’ vivid testimonies will invite you to enjoy a journey to the centre of the feminist film revolution.
The 19th SEOUL International Women’s Film Festival, <Feminist Film Classics> Lecture and Talk
- Date: 14.00 Tuesday 6 June 2017
- Venue: MINT Theater, Yonsei University Graduate School of Communication and Arts (Room 307, Seongam hall)
- Theme: Something Different: How feminist filmmakers changed cinema – and the world
- Lecturer: Sophie Mayer
- Panel: Lizzie BORDEN, Director of Born in Flames
Ula STÖCKL, Director of The Cat has Nine Lives
- Hosted and Organised by: SEOUL International Women’s Film Festival
- Detailed information: SEOUL International Women’s Film Festival website
※ Admission is free for this event. No registration is needed.
Dr. Sophie Mayer is a feminist film activist. She is the author of Political Animals: The New Feminist Cinema (IB Tauris, 2015) and The Cinema of Sally Potter: A Politics of Love (Wallflower, 2009). She writes regularly about feminism and film for Sight & Sound, The F-Word, cléo: a journal of film and feminism, and Literal, and has been part of events and programmes with the BFI, Barbican, Tate Modern, Whitechapel Gallery, Arts Foundation, Into Film, and London Korean Film Festival.
She works with London-based queer feminist film curation collective Club des Femmes, currently celebrating their 10th anniversary; and she is a co-founder and web editor of Raising Films, a campaign and community for parents and carers in the UK film and TV industry.