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Playing a Part & Immortal Muse

Director: Lizzie Thynne

UK 2004| Beta SP PAL| 45 mins


Photographer Claude Cahun and her lover and step-sister Marcel Moore were part of the surrealist movement in Paris before moving to Jersey in the 1930s. Throughout their lives Cahun produced astounding photos of herself and Moore which gorgeously interrogate gender and still have the power to enthral.
Cahun and Moore were also active Resistantes during the German occupation of Jersey; arrested towards the end of the war, they survived only because the occupiers were forced to withdraw.
Lizzie Thynne’s innovative and imaginative film juxtaposes re-creations of their life with archive material and Moore’s marvellous photos.



We are delighted to welcome director Lizzie Thynne to present her film portrait of these extraordinary women.



Screens with:
Immortal Muse Sue Giovanni
, UK 2005, Beta SP PAL, 25 mins
Portrait of poet Annette Eick, a Jewish refugee who escaped from Nazi Germany to England. Now alone after her partner’s death, this gifted, courageous woman describes how her poetry has helped her survive loss and depression.

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