2014 Film Festival Programme – Friday 17th October 2014 @ 20:00,
The Old Market Hall
2013, United States of America, 83 min
Director: Anna Margarita Albelo
In this eccentric all-female romantic comedy, charismatic filmmaker Anna, who we first meet dressed in a giant vagina costume, is facing a crisis. She has neither job nor girlfriend, and lives in her friend’s garage in Los Angeles. Just when she’s about to throw in the towel, she meets Katia who becomes her muse, sending her into a self-reflective, and semi-self-indulgent, navel-gazing spiral in which she decides to make a film in order to woo her!
She is inspired to write and direct an all-female remake of Edward Albee’s Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf? the film of the play that tracks the excruciatingly painful breakdown of George and Martha’s marriage in a claustrophobic domestic drama.
Surrounded by beautiful women as cast and crew including, Anna destroys everything to get to the bottom of what is truly stopping her from love and life.
The film’s epigraph, “for beyond the difficulty of communicating oneself, there is the supreme difficulty of being oneself”—a quotation from Virginia Woolf—epitomizes Anna’s storyline. She is struggling with the classic work and (love) life balance. Can she ‘have it all’ or has she ‘had it all’ all along? Who is she and what is she supposed to be.
Who’s Afraid of Vagina Wolf is dark and parodic and exquisitely intelligent at the same time with sharp yet subtle nods to past literary and pop cultures, performed by the wonderfully talented ensemble. As one critic raves ‘Guinevere Turner playing a lesbian actress playing Elizabeth Burton playing Albee’s Georgie is flat-out phenomenal; she nails the deadpan satire of the Hollywood actress’
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