Lynn Hershman-Leeson
USA, DEU, GBR 2001
85 min

Reunited after Conceiving Ada, Lynn Hershman-Leeson and Tilda Swinton practice their multiplication tables in this brilliant send-up of cloning. Swinton plays Rosetta Stone, a nerdy biogeneticist, whose loneliness leads her to download her own DNA into her research project. She begets her very own trio of SRA (self-replicating automaton) gals - Olive, Marine, and Ruby -, all played by Swinton. Ruby, the adventurer, makes daring nighttime raids into the real world, armed with pickup lines from old movies. Her mission? To harvest the sperm that she and her sisters need to stay alive. (...) The visuals are as dazzling as the narrative, thanks to the kind of art direction and special effects rarely seen on indie budgets. The future is here, and it's all Tilda Swinton.
(Sundance Film Festival, 2002)

  • Tilda Swinton - Rosetta Stone/Ruby/Olive/Marine
  • Jeremy Davies - Sandy
  • James Urbaniak - Agent Hopper
  • John O'Keefe - Professor Crick
  • Karen Black - Dirty Dick
  • Lynn Hershman-Leeson
  • Hiro Narita
  • Mark Pittman
  • Lisa Fruchtman
  • Klaus Badelt
  • Chris Farmer
  • Yohji Yamamoto
  • Marianna Astrom-DeFina
Blue Turtle, Hotwire Productions, Epiphany Productions, ZDF, Arte
Hotfire Productions 1261 Howard Street, 3rd floor San Francisco, CA 94103, USA T +1 415 626 99 47
35 mm
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