Found in: Revolt, She Said
Riddles of the Sphinx

Riddles of the Sphinx

classified U

Revolt, She Said

Film

Please note: This was screened in Aug 2018

Director:
Laura Mulvey, Peter Wollen
Cast:
Dinah Stabb, Merdelle Jordine, Riannon Tise
Details:
92 mins, 1977, UK
Primary language:
Drama

Neon acrobats. Gertrude Stein. Union politics and the question of childcare. Legendary feminist art and electronic music. The first on-screen mixed-race lesbian relationship. A brilliant lecture by Laura Mulvey.

Riddles of the Sphinx is the film that has, and gives, everything. A brilliant British experimental film full of dreamy images, ideas and sound, Riddles is a love letter about being a mother and a daughter, and remains one of the most revolutionary representations of how women think, feel, act and desire ever to hit the screen.

Screening with Tap and Touch Cinema (Tapp und Tastkino)
(Dir: Valie Export | Austria 1968 | 2 mins)

Born of the ‘68 revolt against modern consumer and technical society, VALIE EXPORT’s notion of ‘expanded cinema’ is performed as a feminist killjoy who challenges the public to engage with real women instead of images on screen.

Followed by a Q&A hosted by So Mayer (Club des Femmes), academic and curator Kim Knowles, photographer and filmmaker Esther May Campbell and journalist and programmer Lorena Pino