Official Selection: Sundance
Filmmaker Bernadett Tuza-Ritter’sA Woman Captured is a remarkable, harrowing documentary. The film follows 53-year old Marish, who has been a domestic slave for ten-years, slowly exploring her grim existence in claustrophobic detail. As the film progresses it becomes clear that the filmmaker will not be satisfied in merely taking on the role of the neutral fly-on-the-wall observer, and what gradually ensues is a remarkable, tense film that will remain with the audience long after the credits have rolled.
Not only a film about the barely known phenomena of modern slavery, A Woman Captured is also implicitly a film about the position of the director and the process of filmmaking, raising questions about the filmmaker and the role of documentary cinema.
Screens with the short film Glass Temples.
Sat 7th, 10.30am, Luna Leederville