In the Mirror of Maya Deren

The feature-length documentary In the Mirror of Maya Deren reconstructs the exciting biography of the legendary artist Maya Deren. Born in Kiev in 1917, she was to become a central figure of the American avantgarde after WW II. Best known for her ground-breaking work in experimental film, she was highly active in various other political and cultural fields - a poet, a dancer and, above all, a renown ethnographer and practising Voodoun devotee. Following the traces of this important woman pioneer of the 20th century, the film visits the places and people of her life drawing the picture of a modern myth.

(Martina Kudláček)

Orig. Title
In the Mirror of Maya Deren
Year
2001
Countries
Austria, Switzerland, Germany
Duration
103 min
Category
Documentary
Orig. Language
not specified
Subtitles
english
Credits
Director
Martina Kudláček
Available Formats
35 mm (Distribution Copy)
Aspect Ratio
1:1,37
Frame Rate
24 fps
Festivals (Selection)
2008
Hong Kong - Int. Film Festival
Buenos Aires Festival Int. de Cine Independiente BAFICI