A new strand curated by Curzon Cinemas and Second Run DVD to present special world cinema screenings and events presents: GAEA GIRLS a film by Kim Longinotto and Jano Williams.
SPECIAL SCREENING + Director Q&A.
Renoir Cinema, Sunday 31st January, 12:30 pm
“Gaea Girls is about more than wrestling. Like ‘Divorce Iranian Style’ it smashes preconceptions about the women it depicts, transcending its subject in the process” Toronto Film Festival.
“The filmmakers build their story in a way that’s more compelling and suspenseful than many narrative films” Chicago Film Festival.
Winner – Edinburgh International Film Festival, Best of Festival Section
Winner – Chicago International Film Festival, Silver Hugo
Second Run and Curzon Cinemas are committed to presenting the work of important contemporary filmmakers. Kim Longinotto is renowned for creating extraordinarily intimate portraits of women on the fringes of society, tackling controversial topics with sensitivity and compassion. In Gaea Girls she explores perceptions and complexities of female sexuality in modern Japan.
This award-winning documentary follows the gruelling training regime of a group of Japanese professional women wrestlers. Featuring the legendary Chigusa Nagayo, it is a fascinating account of a closely-guarded universe in a country where women are perceived as docile and subservient.
The Renoir cinema is delighted to welcome Kim Longinotto to this very special London screening.
UK, 2000, 100 mins, Cert 15
SCREENING + Director Q&A
(Kim Longinotto in conversation with Sophie Mayer)
Book tickets at www.curzoncinemas.com or call 0871 7033 991
GAEA GIRLS / SHINJUKU BOYS Special Edition DVD is released by Second Run DVD on 25th January 2010.
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