Sois belle et tais-toi (Be Pretty and Shut Up) 1976 Ages 15+

1.30PM Sun 6 Jun 2021 (1hr 50mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

‘In 1976 Delphine Seyrig told Leila Weinraub of the New York Times, “I have a heavy past, having been an actress. . . . It was a way of seducing, of proving to myself that I could be accepted. But actresses are a commercial product. They represent the whole male‐female problem seen with a microscope. They are agents of the male optic.” Seyrig proved her thesis with Be Pretty and Shut Up!, a video dossier compiling firsthand accounts of twenty-four French and American actresses—including Jane Fonda, Maria Schneider, Shirley MacLaine, Jill Clayburgh, and Juliet Berto—on the frustrations and limitations of their métier, still sadly relevant today.’ Pacific Film Archive

Ages 15+ | Adult themes

CREDITS

DCP, BLACK AND WHITE, MONO, 110 MINUTES, FRANCE, FRENCH (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR: DELPHINE SEYRIG / PRODUCER: RAYMOND EGER / SCRIPT: MARC ALLÉGRET, GABRIEL AROUT, JEAN MARSAN / CINEMATOGRAPHER: ARMAND THIRARD / EDITOR: SUZANNE DE TROEYE / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: CENTRE AUDIOVISUEL SIMONE DE BEAUVOIR