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Sally Potter at BIFF 2014

from the wfthn blog

Women's Film and Television History Network-UK/Ireland

On the filmmaker, her BIFF
Fellowship and book Naked Cinema

by Rona Murray

Sally Potter’s body of work outstrips most of those of many other British directors. In being involved in her retrospective at Bradford International Film Festival 2014, this is necessarily a personal view. However, as her fascinating talk which accompanied the conferment of her Fellowship at BIFF demonstrated, she is crucially important because she is still working and she is willing to reflect on her own processes of film-making. Her book, Naked Cinema*, does exactly that, focussing particularly on the complexity and variety of her relationships with actors as a director.

Potter is an artist and filmmaker who has moved beyond being defined as feminist or feminine. There may come a time when the work and commitment shown here in the Network means it will become redundant where it is a term of limitation…

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