This whirlpool will certainly not cause any ripples - but just might soothe you into a trance!
Whirlpool is an 8 minute film by Jayne Parker, being screened under the International Women Film Festival. It is a breathtakingly beautiful, choreographed underwater spectacle in which a woman pianist plays Schumann, counterpointed with slow motion grace by a ballet dancer dancing at the bottom of a swimming pool.
Born in 1957, artist-director Jayne Parker has made 21 films and art installations that have been shown worldwide. Jayne Parker's work is about felt experience. Her films give poetic form to intense inner feelings, which by their very nature, defy representation
The 2005 International Women's Film Festival is now on a tour around India, with the British Council's support. The Festival is the brainchild of Meenakshi Shedde, former film critic with The Times Of India, and Point Of View, a non-profit organisation from Mumbai.
Point Of View is a non-profit organisation that explores the viewpoints of women through different media — books, theatre, photography and films. During the previous tour, in 2004, there were a range of films from Samira Makhmalbaf’s The Apple to Jane Campion’s Sweetie. This festival was held in collaboration with the Federation Of Film Societies Of India, and went on a national tour of eight cities.
The gratifying reponse convinced them to return, with Bishakha Datta as the festival director, for another national tour of eight cities during April and May 2005 - Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Thiruvananthapuram, Hyderabad and Pune.
Name: The Whirlpool
Director: Jayne Parker
Length: 8 mins
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