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You Be Mother (Sarah Pucill, 1990) & Letters Home (Chantal Ackerman, 1986) [Revealing Women Series]

Wed 29 May 2019 // 19:30 / Cinema

Tickets: £7/5

Letter to Stage, Stage to Screen: Exploring and Translating Intimate Exchanges between Women.

Shifting between performance and film — the live voice and cinematic voice — Fiona Larkin, Harriet Plewis and Nicola Singh present an evening of work that explores intimate conversations between women, in mother and daughter relationships, as lover, siblings and across queer representations of domestic space.

The evening includes the films You Be Mother (Sarah Pucill, 1990) and Letters Home (Chantal Ackerman, 1986). Letters Home — a film derived from the published letters between Sylvia Plath and her mother — will feature live translation from French to English by Harriet and Nicola and a performance by Fiona which reflects on the informal letter as a gesture of intimate attention.


This film is part of the Revealing Women series, a diverse, collectively organised programme of seven events exploring women's histories - and the representation of women - in comedy and horror, through political and social documentaries, in experimental forms, and within debates around science and technology. To buy a festival pass for all events (£25), please go to https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/647755.

Revealing Women is supported by the BFI Film Audience Network as part of Changing Times: Women’s Histories, a programme of screen heritage activities celebrating social change and cultural transformation on and through film.