Directed by Anna Biller

Directed by Anna Biller

6 Episodes

Anna Biller is a true one-woman artistic force who directs, writes, produces, designs, composes music for, and often stars in her delirious, subversive films that playfully turn patriarchal cinematic forms inside-out. With her 2016 instant (oc)cult classic THE LOVE WITCH, she found widespread acclaim, but she’s been realizing her singular vision—which reclaims the trappings of kitsch in service of lushly stylized fantasies that prioritize female pleasure—for years. You can see the evolution of her style in her often-hilarious short films and in her first feature VIVA, presented alongside an episode of Under the Influence in which Biller discusses the life-changing impact of Jacques Demy’s outré fairy tale DONKEY SKIN.

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Directed by Anna Biller
  • Three Examples of Myself as a Queen

    Episode 1

    Directed by Anna Biller • 1994 • United States

    Anna Biller casts herself as a melancholic Arabian ruler, a queen bee presiding over a cotton-candy pink hive, and a 1960s teenybopper princess in this retro-fantastic feminist anthem.

  • A Visit from the Incubus

    Episode 2

    Directed by Anna Biller • 2001 • United States

    Lucy (Anna Biller), a young Victorian woman in the Old West, is being tormented by nightly visits from an incubus (a horrible demon who has sexual intercourse with sleeping women). Her friend Madeleine (Natalia Schroeder) tries to console her, but...

  • The Hypnotist

    Episode 3

    Directed by Anna Biller • 2001 • United States

    Mr Cooke dies, leaving his three spoiled children with an enormous inheritance. But there is one catch: in order to get their money, they are forced to live together forever. The three siblings detest one another violently and do nothing but bicke...

  • Viva
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    Episode 4

    Viva

    Episode 4

    Directed by Anna Biller • 2007 • United States
    Starring Anna Biller, Jared Sanford, Bridget Brno

    VIVA is a cult freak-out retro 1970s spectacle about a bored housewife who gets sucked into the sexual revolution. Abandoned by her perfect Ken-doll husband, Barbi is dragged into trouble by her g...

  • The Love Witch

    Episode 5

    Directed by Anna Biller • 2016 • United States
    Starring Samantha Robinson, Gian Keys, Laura Waddell

    Elaine, a beautiful young witch, is determined to find a man to love her. In her gothic Victorian apartment she makes spells and potions, and then picks up men and seduces them. However, her sp...

  • Anna Biller on DONKEY SKIN

    Episode 6