FEMALE PERVERSIONS

V' 09

FEMALE PERVERSIONS

Susan Streitfeld
USA/D, 1996
Fiction, 114min, OF

FEMALE PERVERSIONS

Susan Streitfeld
USA/D, 1996
Fiction, 114min, OF

Cast: 
Tilda Swinton
Evelyn Stephens
Amy Madigan
Madelyn Stephens
Karen Sillas
Renee
Frances Fisher
Annunciata
Clancy Brown
John
Screenplay: 
Julie Hébert
Susan Streitfeld nach dem Roman «Female Perversions: The Tempations of Emma Bovary» von Louise J. Kaplan
Sound: 
Jennifer Myers
Camera: 
Teresa Medina
Editor: 
Curtiss Clayton
Leo Trombetta
Composer: 
Debbie Wiseman
Decoration: 
Missy Stewart
Costume: 
Angela Billows

Production: 
Mindy Affrime, Degeto Film, Kinowelt Filmproduktion, Trans Atlantic Entertainment
Format: 
35 mm
Color

Tilda Swinton imbues this character with an impetuous, high-strung hauteur that is both magnetic and infuriating. Evelyn is intended to symbolize a kind of Everywoman, specifically Every-Superwoman, who is struggling to climb the professional ladder while remaining alluringly \"feminine\". Her \"perversions\" are her attempts to force herself to fit a stereotypical male-defined image of the ideal woman.
Thanks to the mercurial fluency of Tilda Swinton's hot-and-cold performance, Evelyn emerges as much more than a symbolic case study of a powerful woman inwardly tearing herself to pieces. As Evelyn swings from frantically obsessing about her image to dreaming of something more primitive, earthy and androgynous, Tilda Swinton makes every zigzag ring psychologically true. (Stephen Holden)