Sally Potter’s first feature is a radical and experimental example of early 1980s feminist cinema.
Celeste (Colette Laffont) is a bank clerk fascinated by the relationship between gold and power. Ruby (Julie Christie) is a film star who has just escaped a world of overpowering men and is starting a journey of self-discovery. Their paths cross and together they explore the nature of money and the female film star as an icon.
Laffont and Christie’s riddle-like narration, Babette Magolte’s ethereal cinematography and Lindsay Cooper’s score give the film a surreal and mesmerising quality.
Made by an all-female crew who, along with the cast, were given equal pay, it is a truly ground-breaking film.
We’re excited to have Sally Potter and Rose English join us for a discussion about the film after the screening, hosted by author Sophie Mayer.