Synopsis Her Voice

In Her Voice, a corporeal language of spasms and ‘crazy’ poses aids in dissecting the forced masquerade of women as ‘femme fatale’, ‘mystic’ and ‘sex toy’. The voiceover engages in a dialogue with the visuals and attests to a critical interpretation of the three historical icons and letters the film is based on: Lola Montez, Hildegard von Bingen and Betty Boop, who are all played by Lisbeth Gruwez.
Lola Montez Hildegard von Bingen Betty Boop

In her search for an ‘alternative cinema’, Silvia Defrance keeps on exploring, the potential of a sensory visual style that puts the physical experience of film before the rational understanding of a narrative plot. The film evokes a sensory experience, exploring the line between suggestion and representation.

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