In 1983, the program Cinéma Cinémas, on the French TV channel Antenne 2, aired an interview with actress Maria Schneider, then best known as the lead actress in Bernardo Bertolucci’s film “Last Tango in Paris” (1972). During the conversation, she revealed for the first time memories and traumas of violence. In Elizabeth Subrin’s film, actresses Manal Issa, Aïssa Maïga, and Isabel Sandoval reenact this testimony, each imprinting a different tone, rhythm, and layer to something they also experience within their bodies. (C.A.)
Elisabeth Subrin is a New York based award-winning director and artist. Her critically acclaimed films and video installations have been featured in numerous festivals and exhibitions internationally, including solo shows at The Museum of Modern Art, NY, Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Vienna Viennale. Subrin’s 2016 award-winning feature narrative, "A Woman, A Part", had its world premiere in competition at The Rotterdam IFF and was released theatrically in 2017.