||SHORT FILM COMPETITION
Destricted and Shooting People have joined together to launch a new short film competition to be judged by legendary director Larry Clark (Kids, Bully, Ken Park, Wassup Rockers), inviting emerging filmmakers to produce short films that challenge the boundaries between art and porn.
The competition has been launched to mark the release of Destricted – the first collection of its kind bringing together sex and art in a series of short films created by some of the world’s most visual and provocative artists and filmmakers.
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SEX AND THE CINEMA - WIN ONE OF FIVE COPIES
From the sanctioned to the forbidden, the suggestive to the blatant, evocations of sex have saturated cinema with a heady distillation of fleshly passions. Whether laced in the rapturous rhetorics of romance or seeking to pack a harder erotic punch, cinematic representations of sex and sexual desire have provided cinema with one of its major attractions.
Sex and the Cinema traces the numerous factors and contexts – artistic, institutional, political and socio-cultural – that have shaped the way that sex appears in film. How does cinema mediate sex? Why is sex presented often in transgressive terms? What ideals and values inform cinematic depictions of sex?
Given that cinematic representations of sex have perhaps caused more controversy than any others, Sex and the Cinema charts the cultural norms and contestations that are often diversely in play. Formal conventions used to represent sex and desire in cinema, as well as themes such as adultery, incest, romance, sado-masochism and ‘real’ sex are explored.
Films discussed include Don’t Look Now, Broken Blossoms, Emmanuelle, Secretary, Close My Eyes, Eyes Wide Shut, Ginger Snaps, Frenchman’s Creek, Baise Moi, Romance, The Story of O, Zandalee, Way Down East, Red Dust, The War Zone and Oedipus Rex.
Tanya Krzywinska is Reader in Film at Brunel University. Previous publications include, as author, A Skin for Dancing in: Possession, Witchcraft and Voodoo in Film (Flicks, 2000), as co-author, Science Fiction Cinema: From Outerspace to Cyberspace (Wallflower Press, 2000) and as co-editor, ScreenPlay: cinema/videogames/interfaces (Wallflower Press, 2002).
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