The Girls (Flickorna)
No less a luminary than Simone de Beauvoir called Mai Zetterling’s riotous feature ‘the best movie ever made by a woman,’ and Swedes voted it into their top 20. Three female friends tour a production of Aristophanes’ Lysistrata as the spirit of ’68 sweeps Sweden. Life imitates art, as the sex wars spill off the stage into confrontations with the audience – and husbands back home. Will the girls win this time?
The short film Hairpiece: A Film for Nappy Headed People (Dir Ayoka Chenzira | USA 1982 | 10 mins) will screen before the feature.
This screening has been organised to tie in with two touring programmes. Revolt She Said and RFN68 Festival.
The Radical Film Network’s 1968 Festival is a programme of screenings and discussions in collaboration with Film Fringe, which celebrate and reflect on the radical uprisings and revolutionary fervour of the events of 1968.
ABOUT REVOLT SHE SAID: One hundred years after the first women got the vote in the UK, 50 years after the protests of May ’68 triggered resistance across the world, where is the feminist revolution now? ICO x Club des Femmes curate a season of films and happenings focused on women filmmakers post ’68, who took up cameras as they took to the streets: to instigate further revolutions in ways of seeing, being, living and loving.
With the support of the Independent Cinema Office and BFI, awarding funds from The National Lottery.
Tuesday Wonder! is regular strand at the Hyde Park Picture House, where we shine a light on films that might otherwise go unseen. It's a space for us to share with you those hidden gems - films that are exciting, important, sometimes a little bit different - but always worth seeing. Don't forget to get your Tuesday Wonder! loyalty card stamped when you visit, and after three stamps, you get to see the forth film for free!