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  • Appropriate Behavior

    Appropriate Behavior


    Day 15/31 of Womanifesto Challenge: Appropriate Behavior (2014), dir. Desiree Akhavan, USA.

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    I’m a bisexual. This fact is important in understanding what I felt during watching Appropriate Behavior, so let’s establish that first.

    Appropriate Behavior is the first movie I’ve encountered talking about bisexuality and the problems that come with it. This is not surprising, though, because we ‘oscillate’ between heterosexuality and homosexuality. Straights hate us because we don’t conform to their…

  • Nathalie Granger

    Nathalie Granger


    Day 14/31 of Womanifesto challenge: Nathalie Granger (1972), dir. Marguerite Duras, France.

    I can’t believe that all reviews that I’ve read about this movie say that the relationship between Isabelle and The Other Woman (exactly how she’s credited) is either sisters or best friends. At first glance I already bet that they’re a lesbian couple. What’s so hard in believing that two women living together are romantic partners?

    Anyway. This is a movie about nothing, just a mundane daily life…

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  • Toni Erdmann

    Toni Erdmann


    Day 11/31 of Womanifesto challenge: Toni Erdmann (2016), dir. Maren Ade, Germany/Romania.

    Ines is a workaholic who has to endure her father who’s a jockster. Winfried, his father, pays her a surprise visit to Romania. A series of unfortunate events (literally) then unravels in the most irritatingly hilarious way possible.

    This is an unpopular opinion but I can relate to Ines to this story. I feel her pain, her hatred towards surprises, and her stiff professionality. I can’t stand surprises,…

  • The Seen and Unseen

    The Seen and Unseen


    Day 13/31 of Womanifesto challenge: The Seen and Unseen (2017), dir. Kamila Andini, Indonesia.

    The Seen is Tantri, the mother, and the father. The Unseen is Tantra, the ghost children, the death.

    The Seen is Balinese dances. Cockfight. Tantri’s costume. The Seen is a bereaved sister trying to make sense of loss. The Unseen is grief. Unspoken emotions, unuttered words. The Unseen is chagrin lying beneath the performative arts, releasing itself.

    The Seen is the eggs and the moon. The…