BRFF2015: Penthesilea Queen of the Amazons
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Date(s) - Sun 11 October
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm




Screening of Penthesilea Queen of the Amazons (1975), followed by director Laura Mulvey in conversation with Dr Patti Gaal-Holmes. Part of BRFF 2015, 40 years of radical British cinema.

Described by Jonathan Rosenbaum as a ‘theoretical do-it-yourself kit’, Penthesilea: Queen of the Amazons is the first of six films made by Laura Mulvey and Peter Wollen, in which the boundaries of film language and its ability to articulate political ideas were pushed to the edge. A feminist essay in five sections that ranges from manipulated newsreel to a Wonder Woman comic, the film explores the iconography of woman as warrior and its relation to patriarchal rule.

All BRFF 2015 screenings are included in the Festival Pass.