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

2.00PM Sat 18 Apr 2020 (1hr 55mins)
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

CREDITS

DCP, BLACK AND WHITE, MONO, 110 MINUTES, FRANCE, FRENCH (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR: MARC ALLÉGRET / 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