The Department of European Languages and Cultures and Film Studies will host a screening of the film Ghosted by Monika Treut as part of The European Cinema Research Forum 2013.
This event will feature the screening followed by a discussion between Dr Leanne Dawson and filmmaker Monika Treut.
German artist Sophie creates a video installation to come to terms with her Taiwanese girlfriend, Ai-Ling’s untimely death. When she travels to Taipei with the artwork, she meets seductive Mei-Li, a journalist who is investigating Ai-Ling’s demise. Unable to get over Ai-Ling and confused by Mei-Li’s advances, Sophie quickly returns to Hamburg. Mei-Li unexpectedly turns up on her doorstep and they become intimate but Sophie begins to suspect the beautiful stranger is not who she claims to be.
‘Treut’s transgressive brand of filmmaking is a much-needed intervention into the arena of sexual politics. Her misbehaving women are a vital form of resistance.’ Julia Knight, Sight and Sound.
German filmmaker Treut has written, directed, and produced numerous award-winning independent features and documentaries revolving around characters with queer genders and sexualities, including Seduction: The Cruel Woman, Virgin Machine, and Gendernauts.
Since 2002, she has directed her attention towards Taiwan to work on a series of documentaries and feature film, Ghosted.
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This is the first in a series of events on queer, transcultural film organized by, and informed by the research of, Dr. Leanne Dawson.
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This article was published on Apr 15, 2013