What is the texture of parental abandonment? A child’s voice narrates about Greek myths and soon these myths turn into personal stories about a little girl whose father, an intelligent and handsome man, slowly becomes a cold and distant figure. In 26 short stories which merge personal and impersonal images, the filmmaker addresses her own memories of her father through the voice of an anonymous child, herself. (C. A.)
An indispensable name in American avant-garde cinema and a seminal reference for lesbian voices in the production of images, Su Friedrich (1954 -) began her career in New York in the late 1970s, and has since navigated between different media, formats, and languages. To date, she has directed 25 films, working as director, photographer, and editor on most of them. She is a professor in the Visual Arts department at Princeton University, where she teaches video production.