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10th(2008)



Searching for Debra Winger

Rosanna Arquette

  • USA
  • 2002
  • 97min
  • Digi-beta
  • color
  • Documentary


This documentary is comprised of several candid interviews of actresses who struggle, unsupported, against the prejudice of getting old. Searching for the film star Debra Winger, who retired in her early 40’s to become a recluse, the film illustrates the bitter reality that actresses who have “reached that certain age” can no longer exist as independent characters and fall into roles as the mother, the “other woman,” or the “hero’s girlfriend” - even if they are attractive. The director, Rosanna Arquette, is acknowledged as an actress of rare depth and scope and has appeared in the films Le Grand Bleu, New York Stories, Desperately Seeking Susan and others. The film presents candid interviews with various actresses, such as Jane Fonda, Whoopi Goldberg, Vanessa Redgrave, Holly Hunter, Sharon Stone, Gwyneth Paltrow, Meg Ryan, and Diane Lane. They touch on diverse topics such as temptations and difficulties, maintaining the
 balance between a private life and a successful acting career that is crucial in order to survive in the entertainment business. This refreshing film incisively traces the trials and tribulations of actresses who try to maintain their self-respect as women and self-esteem as actresses in a Hollywood where they are measured not by their acting, but by their looks, youth and sex appeal. (LIM Sung-min)
 

Director

  • Rosanna ArquetteRosanna Arquette

    Rosanna Arquette has acted extensively in film and television, and has come to be acknowledged as an actress of rare depth and scope. Born into a show-biz family, she began her acting career at a young age. She has acted in a steady stream of films, including Baby, It’s You (1983), Desperately Seeking Sujan (1985), Le Grand Bleu (1988), Son of the Morning Star (1992), Crash (1996) and Sugar Town (1999). Searching for Debra Winger (2002) is her directorial debut. She made recently TV movie, All We Are Saying (2005).

Credit

  • Screenwriter Rosanna Arquette
  • Cinematography Jean-Marc BARR, Olivier BOUCREUX
  • Editor Gail YASUNAGA
  • Sound Chris NEELEY, Janet URBAN