Screening of Thriller (1979) and talk with Stine Hebert

Monday 13 March, 17:00

Screening, Talk, Cinemateket

Rose English and Sally Potter
Berlin — Part Three: Remembering the Spectacle (in the water), 1976
Photo: Paul Derrick
Courtesy: Rose English Studio Archive

Rose English appeared in Sally Potter’s experimental short film Thriller (1979), which is a rewriting of Puccini’s opera La Boheme.

Mimi, the seamstress, heroine of the opera who must die before the curtain goes down, decides to investigate the reasons for her death. In doing so, she begins to explore the dichotomy which separates her from the opera’s other female character, Musetta. Thriller provides the female spectator with a long-awaited recognition of her version of the story.