This autobiographical narrative redefines female beauty and sexuality by reflecting on filmmaker Ngozi Onwurah's relationship with her mother. Onwurah's discovery of her sexual appeal as a young model is combined with an intimate account of her mother Madge's experience of desexualisation after having a mastectomy. The cinematic treatment of the female body challenges viewers to acknowledge the rarely-seen sexuality and desire of (mature) women, outside of dominant beauty standards.
Ngozi Onwurah (b. 1966) - British-Nigerian filmmaker. Her first short film, Coffee Coloured Children, achieved international film festival success and won first prize in the BBC Showreel competition. She was awarded the prestigious honour of a special retrospective screenings at the New York Film Festival, including The Body Beautiful, one of the UK's most commercially successful short films. Her first feature film, Welcome II The Terrordome, won first prize at the Birmingham International Film Festival, the Cologne Film Festival and the audience prize at the Verona Film Festival. Her work is reflective of the unfiltered experiences of Black Diaspora in which she was raised.
Oct. 07 - Oct.13