BEL 2015 5’
29.09 TH 16.30, 30.09 FR 15.00 @Katowice City of Gardens: room 211

DIRECTED BY: Cypria Donato
SCREENPLAY BY: Cypria Donato
PRODUCED BY: Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Visuels de La Cambre

The story of Cypria Donato’s “Putain” takes places on the bodies of our main characters – female sex workers. From the very beginning, the author provokes the viewers, drawing them in and entangling in a world where female bodies are constantly objectified, judged and treated like products. While the film presents its heroines from a certain distance, the director’s rich visual imagination gives us a direct window into their internal lives. Complex feelings are presented through strong, multifaceted metaphors portraying the consequences of the male gaze. “Putain” makes one realize that women treated as sexual objects are not just passive components of this process.

Cypria Donato

Animator, studied literature and art criticism, graduated in animation from the La Cambre Visual Arts School. “Putain” is her diploma film, a result of an in-depth research on the subject of prostitution.

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