Directed by Marleen Gorris

Directed by Marleen Gorris

3 Episodes

Director of some of the most provocative and uncompromising films to emerge from the women’s-liberation movement, Dutch filmmaker Marleen Gorris explores questions of gender, sexuality, and violence—and the links between the three—with startling boldness. Her first three features—A QUESTION OF SILENCE, BROKEN MIRRORS, and THE LAST ISLAND—are landmarks of take-no-prisoners feminist cinema, forming a loose trilogy of thrillers that give potent expression to female rage, solidarity, and defiance.

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Directed by Marleen Gorris
  • A Question of Silence

    Episode 1

    Directed by Marleen Gorris • 1982 • Netherlands
    Starring Edda Barends, Nelly Frijda, Henriëtte Tol

    After three women—strangers with no premeditated motive—kill a male shopkeeper in the middle of the day, a female psychiatrist (Cox Habbema) is assigned to the case to find out why. Marleen Gorris’...

  • Broken Mirrors

    Episode 2

    Directed by Marleen Gorris • 1984 • Netherlands
    Starring Lineke Rijxman, Henriëtte Tol, Edda Barends

    Marleen Gorris’s follow-up to her landmark debut A QUESTION OF SILENCE continues her uncompromising investigation into what it means to exist as a woman in an often-brutal patriarchal world. In a...

  • The Last Island

    Episode 3

    Directed by Marleen Gorris • 1990 • Netherlands
    Starring Paul Freeman, Shelagh McLeod, Patricia Hayes

    After they survive a plane crash, five men, two women, and a dog find that they may in fact be the only survivors of a worldwide disaster. Stranded on a deserted island, the question arises: can...