We’re thrilled to announce that Professor Elisabeth Subrin’s short film MARIA SCHNEIDER, 1983 will have its world premiere at the 75th Cannes International Film Festival in the Directors’ Fortnight section.
In her experimental work, Subrin examines the legacy of the illustrious French actress through the lens of a markedly uncomfortable television interview in 1983 in which Schneider excoriates film industry practice, particularly toward women, and is asked to speak about her traumatic experience in the controversial 1972 film LAST TANGO IN PARIS. Shot in Paris, the film stars Cesar-nominated French actresses Manal Issa and Aissa Maiga and the award-winning Filipina director and actress Isabel Sandoval.
Created by the French Directors Guild in 1969, the Directors’ Fortnight is a parallel selection of the Cannes Film Festival that showcases a wide spectrum of films and highlights the most singular and visionary practices in contemporary cinema. Many distinguished filmmakers either started at or were supported by the Fortnight including directors like George Lucas, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Martin Scorsese, Chantal Akerman, Spike Lee, Céline Sciamma, and Chloé Zhao.
This year Subrin participates in the Fortnight alongside directors like Mia Hanssen-Love, Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Alice Winocour to name a few.
AND Subrin is not the only Owl involved in the fest, Alum Manuela Martelli (TFM ‘12) will be presenting her film 1976 in the Fortnight as well.
We're so proud of Subrin and her incredible work!