The sexual fantasies of women are explored by three female directors. Lizzie Borden’s segment looks at a Latina aspiring actress and phone-sex operator; Monika Treut’s segment is a story of a lesbian couple who have a deadly heterosexual affair; and Clara Law’s segment explores the relationship between a Hong Kong woman and her Australian-born Chinese lover. –inbaseline.com
Lizzie Borden (born 3 February 1958, Detroit, Michigan) is an American filmmaker. Originally named Linda Elizabeth Borden, she took on the name of the American folklore figure Lizzie Borden in the early 1970s.
Borden’s best known film is Born in Flames (1983), which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival and won several awards, concerning the racial, class, and political conflicts in a future United States socialist democracy. It is distributed by First Run Features and was named one of “The Most Important 50 Independent Films” by Filmmaker Magazine. It has been studied in numerous feminist texts. Borden also wrote, directed, and produced a successful yet highly controversial independent fiction film Working Girls in 1986, depicting the working lives of prostitutes. It premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in the Director’s Fortnight, won best Feature at the Sundance Film Festival and was distributed by Miramax. Her next film, the only one not based on an original script, was… read more
Monika Treut, born April 6, 1954, in Mönchengladbach, made her high school exam at a state-run school for girls and subsequently started to study German studies and political science and graduated with a state examination in 1978.
From 1974 on, already during her studies, and until 1982, she worked at several media centres, for instance, in Marburg, Frankfurt, and in Berlin where she organized film screenings and was involved in the production of video documentaries.
In 1984, she did her PhD in Marburg with a thesis about the image of women in the writings of de Sade and Sacher-Masoch and became a doctor of philology. In the same year, she set up the production company “Hyäne I/II Filmproduktion” together with Elfie Mikesch in Hamburg.
One year later, Treut finished her debut film for the movie screen, the experimental feature film “Verführung: Die grausame Frau” (“Seduction: The Cruel Woman”) about the sadomasochistic experiences of a group of fairly different… read more
Clara Law (羅卓瑤) (born 29 May 1957 in Macau) is a Hong Kong film director, now having relocated to Australia before the 1997 Hong Kong handover.
She has produced several films focusing on the themes of migration and the identity crisis of Hong Kong people. Her most remarkable works include Farewell China (1990) and Autumn Moon (1992).
After she moved to Australia, she continued her film career and made several films including Floating Life (1996) and The Goddess of 1967 (2000), both have won numerous awards in Australia and film festivals around the world. Her latest film is Letters to Ali (2004), which deals with Australia’s refugee situation.
She often collaborates with her husband, Eddie Fong Ling-Ching, who usually is her screenwriter. —Wikipedia