Festival to screen films by first female director
In her films, Guy often delved into female topics, emphasising the erotic appeal of women, as can be seen, for example, in Miss Dundee et ses chiens savants. In her other films (e.g. Les Résultats du féminisme), she takes sides with feminist authors when focusing on standards applied by the male part of the society. One of the popular subjects of early filmmaking were music hall performances. They also appear as the setting of Alice Guy’s films Les Fredaines de Pierette, Félix Mayol, La Polka des trottins or Dranem, Le Vrai Jiu-Jitsu. In the film La Fée aux choux, she plays around with the traditional French superstition that boys are born in cabbage and girls arise from roses. With a fair amount of dark humour, she made Chirurgie fin de siècle, depicting a surgery during which a patient is cut up only to be sewn together again. Guy’s films will be shown in blocks as their running time is less than a couple of minutes each.
The Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival will be held in Czech Republic from 24th to 29th October, 2013.