Films by Elisabeth Subrin

Films by Elisabeth Subrin

5 Episodes

Filmmaker and artist Elisabeth Subrin has long explored female subjectivity and representation through her formally restless, conceptually driven shorts, which include tributes to photographer Francesca Woodman and actor Maria Schneider. With the arresting character study A WOMAN, A PART, Subrin made the leap to feature filmmaking. This complex investigation of female friendship, the representation of women in media, and the difficulties of reckoning with change stars Maggie Siff in a tour-de-force performance as an exhausted fortysomething actor who returns the theater world of New York where her career began and finds that restarting her life may not be so simple.

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Films by Elisabeth Subrin
  • Elisabeth Subrin Interview

    Episode 1

    This interview with director Elisabeth Subrin was recorded in 2021.

  • A Woman, A Part

    Episode 2

    Directed by Elisabeth Subrin • 2017 • United States
    Starring Maggie Siff, Cara Seymour, John Ortiz

    This penetrating debut feature from artist and filmmaker Elisabeth Subrin is both an arresting character study and a complex investigation of female friendship, the representation of women in media...

  • Swallow

    Episode 3

    Directed by Elisabeth Subrin • 1995 • United States

    Elisabeth Subrin’s experimental video collage is a diaristic reflection on anorexia, adolescent turmoil, and the experiences of young women in the 1970s.

  • The Fancy

    Episode 4

    Directed by Elisabeth Subrin • 2000 • United States

    Elisabeth Subrin pieces together the fragments of the brief, enigmatic life of photographer Francesca Woodman, who left behind a haunting and influential body of work before tragically committing suicide at age twenty-two.

  • Sweet Ruin

    Episode 5

    Directed by Elisabeth Subrin • 2008 • United States

    An unproduced screenplay by Michelangelo Antonioni provides the basis for this existential tale of a gun-obsessed journalist, starring Gaby Hoffmann in roles originally intended for Jack Nicholson and Maria Schneider.