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29 October 2016: Human Females

1979 | 124 min | Colour | 16mm
Menschenfrauen portrays journalist Franz S.’s relationships with four different women he alternates between according to a precise schedule. But the women start to see through this game which only Franz can win and escape in one way or another. (…) The story’s linearity is repeatedly punctuated by flashbacks that provide information about the characters’ pasts, dream sequences in which the psychological deformations are expressed, and artificial stagings of role behavior. In these sequences VALIE EXPORT performs the actions she developed before and parallel to her films.” – Claudia Preschl

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