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Still: A Question of Silence

A Question of Silence (De Stilte Rond Christine M.)

22 May 2008

Bags, shoes, hangers and clothes rails are transformed from innocuous accessories and boutique equipment into deadly weapons in Marleen Gorris's feature debut. Three strangers cross paths in a boutique when a trivial shoplifting incident unleashes their suppressed frustrations. The Dutch writer-director Gorris protests here against the female condition in a male-dominated society. Winner of The Golden Calf and Grand Prix. Thanks to the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands for supporting this screening.

Supported by Holland Film, Sigma, and the Dutch Embassy in London. Print courtesy of Abel Ferrara.

Dir Marleen Gorris, Netherlands 1982, 92 mins, subtitles

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