Item Details

Gracious Curves

directed by Kiti Luostarinen
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
This multi-festival film is a provocative cinematic journey about women, their bodies and aging. It brings into focus the current worship of youth and reflects on women's willingness to refashion themselves to achieve the perfect body. The filmmaker starts with a rumination on her own body and her love/hate relationship to its middle aged imperfections. In her mother's generation, wrinkles, veins and sagging breasts were accepted as a symbol of a lifetime of childbirth and child rearing. Health and usefulness was what that generation expected of their bodies. Now, with the tools of the plastic surgeon, no deviation from the norm is tolerated. Filmed in Scandinavia, it shows nude women of all ages and sizes enjoying a summer's day by a lake. The naturalness of the setting and their apparent lack of self consciousness frees the viewer to appreciate and accept the variety of womanly shapes.
Director
Kiti Luostarinen
Release Date
1999
Run Time
53 min.
Language
English
Rating
For College; Adult audiences
Awards Note
Berlin Film Festival, 1997
Film de Femmes, Creteil, 1997
Margaret Mead Film Festival, 1998
Series
Filmakers Library Online
Published
New York, NY : Filmakers Library, 1999.
Access Restriction
Access restricted to subscribers.
Description
1 online resource (53 min.)
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