|Opening Film (1)||New Currents (28)|
|Asian Spectrum: The Coming of Age in Asian Women Filmmaking (16)||Polemics: The Constellation of the Violence against Women (12)|
|Actress, Muse with a Movie Camera (7)||Queer Rainbow: Queer×Feminism (10)|
|Open Cinema (5)||Special Screening: Technology and Gender – Virtual Present, Actual Future (2)|
|NAWFF AWARD 2012 (1)||Asian Short Film & Video Competition (18)|
|Documentary Ock Rang Award (1)||Multicultural Media Academy: Talk! Talk! Wings Grow (5)|
|Special Screening: Barrier Free Screening / Promise for 10 Years (3)|
Synopsis Program Note
Marilyn Monroe is one of the most iconic symbols of glamour and raw female sexuality the movies have ever produced. Her story has been told thousands of times through books, articles and films – yet never as revealingly as in Liz GARBUS’s documentary, which draws on hundreds of never-before-seen personal papers, diaries and letters, as well as newly released home movies, photos and outtakes.
Marilyn MONROE is the greatest Hollywood actress of the 20th century and a world-renowned sex symbol. Aside from her dizzying femininity, she has been remembered for her three failed marriages, drug addiction, and tragic private life that led to her suspicious death. Fifty years after her death, her private possessions, including her diaries, letters, and drawings, have been publicly released for the first time.
Liz GARBUS’s feminist reinterpretation of Marilyn MONROE, Love, Marilyn, transforms the existing perspective about MONROE. The documentary reinterprets the title figure as an autonomous woman who established her territory in the film industry through her insight and strategic adjustment of her image.
The images of MONROE in old classic films and her personal photographs, until now stored in an old drawer, are enough to immerse the audience in memories. Further, contemporary actresses, including Elizabeth BANKS, Glenn CLOSE, Lindsay LOHAN, and Uma THURMAN, reproduce MONROE’s internal voice in the film. Through this, the documentary establishes a point where the past and the present cross paths within the context of the film industry and women. [HONG So-in]
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Liz GARBUS is one of America’s most celebrated documentary filmmakers. Her first documentary film, The Farm: Angola, USA won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film and was nominated for an Academy Award in 1998. Also, her most recent film, Bobby Fischer against The World earned an Emmy nomination for Best Non-Fiction Special and opened the Premiere Documentary section of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.