Film: Seven Women, Seven Sins

"Seven Women, Seven Sins" by Chantal Akerman, Maxi Cohen, Valie Export, Laurence Gavron, Bette Gordon, Ulrike Ottinger, Helke Sander Introduction by Oskar Hallberg Thursday 5 December 2019 7pm

"Seven Women, Seven Sins" (1986), 109 min

What constitutes a deadly sin today? Seven of the world’s best-known women directors produce their own versions of celluloid sin in this omnibus film. Helke Sander reverses "Gluttony" with her vision of Eve forcing her apples into the hands of a reluctant Adam. Bette Gordon finds "Greed" during a fight in the ladies’ room of a luxury hotel over a lottery ticket. Strangers reply to Maxi Cohen’s ad in a newspaper to share their litanies in "Anger". Chantal Akerman battles to overcome her "Sloth" in order to complete her film, while Valie Export strips bare the notions of the skin trade in "Lust". "Envy" turns into murder in Laurence Gavron’s take on vice, and Ulrike Ottinger illustrates "Pride" with a fantastical collage of allegory and images. "Seven Women, Seven Sins" is a rare collaboration uniting these seven iconoclastic independent women artists under a stirring theme that encouraged adventurous storytelling.

"Oskar’s Gold Nuggets" is an ongoing series of film screenings where our neighbor and cineaste Oskar Hallberg from Cinema Panora presents a film in dialogue with the current exhibition on view.

När: 5 december 2019 19:00 - 5 december 2019 21:00

Var: SIGNAL Monbijougatan 17H / Malmö

Arrangör: SIGNAL