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Slive kick about power play in intimate relationships

The Manila Lover
Regissør: Johanna Pyykkö
(Norge)

WORLD PREMIERE: For the first time in 16 years, a Norwegian short film has been selected for the critique week in Cannes.

The Manila Lover explores the power relationship in the sexual relationship between a Norwegian man and a Filipino woman, and is extraordinarily tender directed by Swedish-Finnish Johanna Pyykkö. Depictions of middle-aged western men or women gaining love and / or sex in low-cost countries are often followed by a stench of exploitation. The role gallery is quickly becoming stereotypical, and the stories blend into compulsory doses of vulgarity, vulnerability and loneliness. In this short film, the deconstruction of the preconceived expectations is used as a narrative approach.

Roles and Eligibility

With the self-proclaimed feminist production company Barbosa Film at the helm, it is appropriate to emphasize that the conflicting mating dance is read differently afterwards. metoo. Intimate power relations presented in film and literature are often metaphors for a greater imbalance that points beyond individual destinies. Unpleasant border crossings are associated. . .

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Ellen Lande
Lande is a film writer and director and a regular writer for Ny Tid.

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