WED. JULY 8, 2015 – 7:00 PM
Directed by Isabell Šuba
Zeitgeist Northwest is excited to introduce our PORTLAND GERMAN FILM FESTIVAL – Monthly Film Series. We will show a variety of of GERMAN or GERMAN-language films once a month at the Clinton Street Theater. In addition to the annual Portland German Film Festival, audiences will now have a chance to see German or German-language films on a regular basis. All films are with English subtitles.
Isabell Šuba made it – or so she thinks! One of her short films is screening at the world’s largest film festival. But instead of red carpet and caviar, her chauvinistic producer and an overbooked hotel await her in Cannes. In a partnership of convenience, the two are trying to find investors for a new project, unfortunately to no avail. Isabell looks reality straight in the eye: David’s neanderthal-like behavior is no exception. Even in Cannes, there is no exception to the rule: men show their movies & women their breasts.
This movie is an experiment with reality. In 2012 the “real” director Isabell Šuba transformed her invitation to the 65th Festival de Cannes into her latest film project. During the whole course of the festival she gave her identity to actress Anne Haug and enrolled herself as film student Anne Woelky. “Men show movies and women their breasts” was shot in five days without any fees. It is supposed to point the way for equality of opportunities for men and women in the movie industry, for female role models which need to be established alongside men. But how is that supposed to work out when German funding goes almost always to male film makers? It’s time for change,, for new women à la Isabell Šuba: talented, self-confident, fierce.