“The Man Who Cried” by Sally Potter (UK, 2000)


The Work of Sally PotterThe Man Who Cried

The influence of an imposing fatherly figure on a young girl, a theme that returns in Ginger and Rosa.

Cast: Christina Ricci, Cate Blanchett, John Turturro, Johnny Depp, Harry Dean Stanton
Written and Directed by Sally Potter
Music by Osvaldo Golijov
Cinematography by Sacha Vierny
Film Editing by Hervé Schneid


“Yes” by Sally Potter (UK, 2004)

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Excellent opening! Poetical dialogues in lambic pentameter sounding “like prose that has been given the elegance and discipline of formal structure” (Roger Ebert) Very elaborated images structured around perspective lines
When all is said and done, it’s the cleaning lady that possesses the meaning of the universe 🙂

Cast: Joan Allen, Simon Abkarian, Sam Neill, Shirley Henderson, Sheila Hancock, Samantha Bond, Stephanie Leonidas, Gary Lewis
Written and directed by Sally Potter
Music by Sally Potter
Cinematography by Aleksei Rodionov
Film Editing by Daniel Goddard

“Ginger And Rosa” by Sally Potter (UK, 2012)

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Ginger and Rosa

Set during the Cold War in the nascent post-war world of feminism and youth activism / Another facet of the influence of a strong fatherly figure on a young girl (see also The Man Who Cried (2000)) 

Cast: Elle Fanning, Alice Englert, Alessandro Nivola, Annette Bening, Timothy Spall
Written and directed by Sally Potter
Cinematography by Robbie Ryan
Film Editing by Anders Refn

“The Party” by Sally Potter (UK, 2017)

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The Party

Good use of space, great acting, theatrical (unity of space, time and action)

Cast: Kristin Scott Thomas, Patricia Clarkson, Bruno Ganz, Cherry Jones, Emily Mortimer, Cillian Murphy, Timothy Spall
Director: Sally Potter
Writer: Sally Potter
Cinematographer: Aleksei Rodionov
Editor: Emilie Orsini, Anders Refn

“Bitch” by Marianna Palka (USA, 2017)


A wife who’s treated like a dog by her family becomes a dog
Unfortunately, just like her previous feature, this original idea with good humor doesn’t bring us anywhere. Interesting use of sound

Cast: Marianna Palka, Jason Ritter, Jaime King, Brighton Sharbino, Rio Mangini, Kingston Foster
Director: Marianna Palka
Writer: Marianna Palka
Cinematographer: Armando Salas
Editor: Brett W. Bachman
Composer: Morgan z Whirledge

“Good Dick” by Marianna Palka (USA, 2008)

Good Dick

An interesting and original story but an abrupt and unconvincing end

Cast: Marianna Palka, Jason Ritter, Eric Edelstein
Director: Marianna Palka
Writer: Marianna Palka
Music by Jared Nelson Smith
Cinematography by Andre Lascaris
Film Editing by Christopher Kroll

“Toni Erdmann” by Maren Ade (Germany, 2016)

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Very surprising movie / Strong direction
A father and a daughter who haven’t much to say to each other, a
 father and a daughter that so much separates and that so much unites.

Cast: Peter Simonischek, Sandra Hüller, Lucy Russell, Vlad Ivanov, Hadewych Minis
Director: Maren Ade
Writer: Maren Ade
Cinematographer: Patrick Orth
Editor: Heike Parplies