FILM ABOUT A WOMAN WHO...
Rainer’s landmark second feature tells the story of a woman whose sexual dissatisfaction masks an enormous anger, with Rainer needling at questions raised by contemporary feminism about the relationship between romantic clichés and sexual repression. Babette Mangolte’s fluid black-and-white images only heighten the doubt-ridden, highly dislocating drama.
BRONTEZ PURNELL ON "FILM ABOUT A WOMAN WHO..."
Rainer’s debut feature film announced her shift from the world of dance towards avant-garde cinema, and what would become a career-long interest in “women’s stories” and the teasing machinations of melodrama.