The story of a woman that encompasses many other women’s stories. A pioneer of Quebec filmmaking, Anne-Claire Poirier, delivered cinematic shock therapy with this still-relevant film that deconstructs rape, including its social and political repercussions.
Arriving home from work, Suzanne is raped. The initiator of the NFB’s avant-garde En tant que femmes series, director Anne-Claire Poirier, shakes us with her exposé of a stubborn taboo: rape as a tool of male dominance. A feminist tract, both brutal and necessary, the film is now considered a classic of Quebec cinema. The exceptional narration, somewhere between fiction and mise en abyme, still raises fundamental questions about the subjugation of women’s bodies throughout...
| 96 minutes | 1979
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