Rapunzel Let Down Your Hair
Esther Ronay, Susan Shapiro, Francine Winham
1978 / United Kingdom / 75 min
English Original Version Subtitled in French + INTRODUCTIONShown with :
Sigmund Freud’s Dora. A Case of Mistaken Identity by Jay Street Film Project
This inventive feminist film decodes the fairy tale of Rapunzel, re-framing the folk story in a variety of joyful ways, revealing its darker edges and exploring its role in the relationship between patriarchy and childhood. Using animated sequences, overlaid text and dramatisation, it revisits the Grimms’ fairy tale in order to challenge its moral values that implicitly promote women’s social dependency on men.