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Who organizes ‘women’s film festivals,’ and what exactly do they do?
Five women, one each from Argentina, Uruguay, Mexico, America, and Spain meet in Mexico City as the jury for the 3rd annual Latin American Women’s Film Festival. They share their past experiences, their souls, and things that can be expected during the busy six days of the event.
The women: one exiled to Mexico City and escaping from fears and humiliations, and who is revisiting the city after ten years; one who has spent 13 years in prison for sticking to her beliefs; one who started directing after she had three grandchildren; one who emphasizes her identity as the lesbian and is constantly confronting the expression, ‘the feminine’; and one who is experienced with organizing women’s film festivals. They naturally argue. About prostitution, abortion, women’s lives, art, and feminist rhetoric while watching the films in the festival. They visit a museum together, view work by Frida Kahlo and reflect on the past. Through all of this, the film reveals their personal, political, and national histories. The Faces of the Moon is a film on affections, fidelity, politics, and of course, women. (Byun Jai-ran)
Guita SchyfterGuita Schyfter
Guita Schyfter studied psychology in college. she changed her focus while she studied and worked in the U.K. After she returned to Mexico, she directed many television documentaries. In 1993, Schyfter produced and directed her first feature, Like a Bride, which won awards and recognition in various festivals. The Faces of the Moon (2001) is her third feature.