Directed by Mark Cousins • 2018 • United Kingdom
Refuge, shelter, or prison? Sharmila Tagore narrates the story of home on-screen in the great films of Edith Carlmar, Lynne Ramsay, Mai Zetterling, Liu Jiayin, Forough Farrokhzad, Antonia Bird, and others.
Narrator Sharmila Tagore takes us on a global tour of great films about religion. We start in the U.S. in the 1910s, go to Sri Lanka in the ’70s, and dip into the work of Lucrecia Martel, Jessica Hausner, and Marjane Satrapi.
Work seems too unglamorous for cinema, but as narrator Jane Fonda tells us, in films like AMERICAN HONEY, the silent Russian masterpiece WOMEN OF RYAZAN, Venezuela’s ARAYA, Patty Jenkins’s MONSTER, and Mary Harron’s AMERICAN PSYCHO, some of the most engrossing scenes show work.