A dream, a woman, a furred tongue: Bady Minck’s The Beauty is the Beast operates on the interface between civilization and wilderness, nature and culture, human and animal. A film that raises the issue of the pros and cons of our cultivation. On the threshold between the animal inside and the civilized exterior “the beauty (la belle)” herself becomes “the beast (la bête)”.
In the mouth, where the outside slips into the secret inside, a new human-animal interface. In this tale of our metamorphoses, the beauty becomes the beast and confirms her kinship with Kafka´s martyred insect. —Festival du nouveau cinéma de Montréal
Bady Minck (born 1960 Ettelbruck, Luxembourg) is a filmmaker, film producer and artist. She studied sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts and experimental film at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. Her work has been screened at international film festivals (e.g. Cannes, Berlin, Toronto, Rotterdam, Locarno) and exhibited at museums like the Centre Pompidou in Paris. She is a founding member of the film production companies Amour Fou (Vienna) and Minotaurus Film (Luxembourg). She lives and works in Vienna and Luxembourg. In 2009, she is a member of the Venice Film Festival Orizzonti Jury. —Wikipedia