In the Mirror of Maya Deren

In the Mirror of Maya Deren

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2001 100 min Documentary Age rating: 16
Language: English
STL: German, English

An unparalleled portrait of an artist in an Austrian documentary: Maya Deren. Born in Kiev in 1917, she helped initiate U.S. avant-garde cinema with only six works; her first film, MESHES OF THE AFTERNOON (1943), a dream that digs deeper and deeper into the unconscious, is considered one of the most influential "underground" films ever made. So far a few facts, so far a few conditions of the myth. IN THE MIRROR OF MAYA DEREN, the documentary portrait by director Martina Kudlácek, approaches the filmmaker in a kind of tightrope walk, on several paths: it knows how to preserve the aura, the fictional about the figure of Derens, who in most of her works was also in front of the camera, but does not lose itself in the homage to an autonomously acting exceptional artist. ISABELLA REICHER

"Martina Kudlácek's In the Mirror of Maya Deren gives voice to the icon of the film avant-garde and brings Maya Deren back from the realm of the dead." MICHAEL OMASTA


Maya Deren, Stan Brakhage, Judith Malina and more


Martina Kudlácek

Martina Kudlácek

Wolfgang Lehner

Johannes Rosenberger, Gerd Haag, Samir

Henry Hills

SOUND: Jan McLaughlin, Bruno Pisek

MUSIC: John Zorn


Navigator Film
Country of Production  

Austria, Germany, Switzerland

DVD Edition # 121