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서울국제여성영화제

사이트맵

ARCHIVE

12th(2010)



Turn Around

Prarthana MOHAN

  • India, USA
  • 2009
  • 34min
  • 35mm
  • color
  • 드라마

Synopsis
 At age 35, Christy Logan discovers that she has been hiding a dark secret. What starts off as curiosity soon has her spiraling out of control as she realizes that what she wants out of life is to be an exhibitionist. It is a lifestyle choice that goes against everything that is expected of her by society, and she struggles with a desperate need to reconcile the role she plays in life, that of a wife and mother, with her hidden identity. Out of desperation to feel fulfilled, she turns to the Internet and finds that not only are there others out there like her, but there are those who are willing to meet with her to mutually enact their hidden fantasies.


 

Program Note
 A 35-year-old middle class white woman Christy Logan, who doesn’t seem to know any type of deficit, always feels emptiness in herself. She eventually quenches her thirst with exhibitionism, finding sexual satisfaction from the thrills of exposing herself, but her life can’t be the same any more. Her desire goes against what the society expects from her as a mother and wife, which haunts her with the sense of quilt. Away from being lascivious, this film subtly describes the desire of a woman who conflicts between social expectation and sexual identity. (CHO Hye-young)

Director

  • Prarthana MOHANPrarthana MOHAN

    Born and raised in Chennai, India, Prarthana has always been interested in the arts. Hailing from a film family, her grand father M. S Viswanathan’s stories about the film industry made a big impact on her from a very young age. With B.A. Communication at the University of Madras, Chennai, India. Her thesis film, a documentary called Hush, won her the state award for best film and several other film festivals, including ‘Mélange’ a woman’s film festival in India. After she graduated she worked with Alfonse Roy, who is an Emmy award winning documentary filmmaker. During her time with Mr. Roy she researched and worked on several projects for BBC and PBS. Prarthana is a recent graduate from Chapman University in California (MFA). She was also the recipient of the Leo Freedman Award for excellence in visual storytelling.

Credit

  • ProducerKaitlin WALSH, Mamito KUKWALIA
  • Cast Kelly RYAN, David STANFORD, McKenzie SMITH
  • Screenwriter Prarthana MOHAN
  • Cinematography Daniel SANCHEZ-LOPEZ
  • Art director Sarah POTT
  • Editor SHIMADA Yukako
  • Music Clint RUISCH
  • Sound Bigorne