terça-feira, 16 de abril de 2013

naissance des pieuvres

Estarei, amanhã, numa mesa de debate da Faculdade de Psicologia da UP a comentar o filme Naissance des pieuvres (2007), de Céline Sciamma. Sintam-se convidados.

"Synchronized-swimming is an integral part of the film, and acts as an important symbol. Tell us about that… 

Synchronized swimming is the only sport that is just for girls, and it says a lot about what is expected from girls in society. You have to be smiling and posing, and pretending you're not working hard at it. It's the only sport in the world that I can think of where you have to pretend you're not doing a sport. With the matching bright, painted on faces and caps, the girls are uniform and unidentifiable from one another. All the hard work goes on under the water, unseen to spectators, where they kick and balance and fight and tread water. Above the water all you see is perfect, in-sync feminine poses with a smile. It's like girls going to battle. The whole concept of it really fascinates me".

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