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Rapunzel Let Down Your Hair
Rapunzel © Bfi

Rapunzel Let Down Your Hair

Esther Ronay, Susan Shapiro, Francine Winham

1978 / United Kingdom / 75 min

i Wednesday 29 March 13H30 Cinéma 2
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English Original Version Subtitled in French + INTRODUCTION

Shown with :
Sigmund Freud’s Dora. A Case of Mistaken Identity by Jay Street Film Project
i Friday 31 March 20H30 Forum des Images 100
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English Original Version Subtitled in French + INTRODUCTION

Shown 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.