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3.8
199 Ratings

The Woman Who Powders Herself

La femme qui se poudre

Directed by Patrick Bokanowski
France, 1972
Short, Fantasy, Horror

Synopsis

An evocation of concealment and unmasking, where the mundane act of a Victorian-era woman’s ritualistic application of cosmetic powder seemingly opens the window – or perhaps, Pandora’s Box – into underlying human anxieties of physical beauty, youth, desirability, and objectification.

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The Woman Who Powders Herself Directed by Patrick Bokanowski

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