Women in Film 2016 | Films by Mary Stephen

Spotlight on Mary Stephen
Highlighting the career of acclaimed film editor Mary Stephen, selected films edited by her will be screening as part of the Women in Film programme.

There will be a post screening Q&A with Mary Stephen.
Please note that this programme is rated NC16.

1. Labyrinthe / 3 min / 1973 / PG
An experimental short film made in the first few years of emigrating to Canada, experiencing not only culture shock but the impact of having to adjust to a different social group in the first year of film school.

2. A Very Easy Death / 8 min / 1976 / PG
An impressionistic film expressing loss of a loved one, reliving the pain of the last moments, but ultimately coming to terms with living with the love and memory.

Vision From the Edge: Breyten Breytenbach Painting The Lines / 56 min / 1996 / NC16

More a poetic film essay than a biographical documentary, this film offers glimpses of Dutch poet, painter, and anti-Apartheid activist, Breyten Breytenbach, a man who has spent his life away from the "mainstream", with his specific, his very own Vision from the Edge. Following the artist's preparation for his retrospective at the Frans Hals Museum in Haarlem, the film gives insight into Breyten's creative process.

About Mary Stephen:
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Mary Stephen studied Communication Arts in Montreal, Canada. She started making and editing her own films before making the acquaintance of French New Wave director Éric Rohmer, with whom she began a long and fruitful collaboration, editing his films right up to his death in 2010. In recent years, Mary has worked as editor on numerous Chinese and Hong Kong productions, including Li Yang’s Blind Mountain (2007), Fan Lixin’s documentary Last Train Home (2009), Ann Hui’s Headmaster (2014/2015) and Jessey Tsang’s documentary Flowing Stories (2014). She is a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences.

About Women in Film

The Women in Film & Photography showcase is a tribute to the artists, photographers and filmmakers who have created works that tell stories with impact, break boundaries and inspire us. Highlighting the voices of women in film, this programme aims to showcase and celebrate the diversity and strength of each female individual's works throughout their careers over the years.

In this year's edition of Women in Film, the works of veteran film editor and filmmaker Mary Stephen will be featured in a special series of screenings that range from documentaries to her own films. The programme will also feature international documentaries and short films from female filmmakers.

Visit our website for information about the programme: objectifs.com.sg/womeninfilm2016
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