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Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y 8DS London, United Kingdom
This summer, we're taking over the Barbican Cinema to bring you a season of films with convention-defying women that challenge notions of femininity, control and hysteria.
Join us this July as we present three extremely special films plus a panel exploring how each of the films portray mental illness and female anxieties.
Who needs the sun, anyway?
About the films:
The Mafu Cage
USA 1978. Dir Karen Arthur
A deeply underrated horror that looks at the twisted dynamic that emerges between an astronomer and her psychotic sister when they live in the large house they inherited.
US 1955. Dir John Parker + Panel discussion
A tormented woman prowls the night after murdering her father, thinking it was only a dream.
US 1972. Dir Robert Altman
An unstable author escapes to her remote vacation home, where is terrorised by apparitions, not knowing if they are figments of her imagination or real.