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Kino – I've Heard the Mermaids Singing – 35mm

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Studentpris: 40,- Ordinærpris: 60,- ( Ved første besøk må det også betales en årskontingent på 50,- ) I mean, isn’t life the strangest thing you’ve ever seen? Framed within the subversive Toronto New Wave, Patricia Rozema’s milestone in queer cinema vividly captures the zeitgeist of the time. Filmed in video-confession style, nothing but truth seems to inhabit the film, resulting in an incursion into the very nature of desire. It is an ode to the mundane and, so, the comedic and the dramatic intertwine in Polly’s fantasy-plagued mind. Her naivety veils a highly perceptive sensibility that poeticizes the struggles of young womanhood. Polly’s childishness parallels that of Baumbach’s Frances Ha; stuck in post-adolescence and unable to be fully seen by “functioning adults”. Ultimately, it is a film about love. The title references a line in T.S. Eliot’s “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”: “I have heard the mermaids singing each to each. I do not think that they will sing to me”, which voices the fear of an underlying incapability to be loved. Two comically different women become infatuated with one another, after all, tenderness is to be found everywhere. Patricia Rozema Canada 1987 35mm 81 min English language, Norwegian subtitles Written by Ana Visuela Antiñolo