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Annie Sprinkle
Production Company:
Hyena Films
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Berlinale Category:
Short Film

Film star Annie, a well-known porn queen, is a performance artist. She transforms herself from a plain Jane into a big wild cat with high-heeled shoes and a widow's veil. In the film DEAD RINGERS, she demystifies David Cronenberg's gynaecological hysteria with a single gesture: when she inserts a speculum, she gives the spectator a view inside her vagina.

BIOGRAFIE Monika Treut

Born in Mönchengladbach, Germany in 1954, she studied literature in Marburg/Lahn, graduating in 1982. She worked with video from 1976 and founded the Hyäne/Hyena film production company with Elfi Mikesch in 1984. She has directed numerous award-winning films about feminism, gender, sexuality and human rights in countries such as the USA, Brazil and Taiwan. Her comedy MY FATHER IS COMING (1991) was followed by a number of documentaries including DAS ROHE UND DAS GEKOCHTE (THE RAW AND THE COOKED) which screened in Culinary Cinema in 2012. She also lectures at colleges and universities.

At the 67th Berlin International Film Festival Berlin Monika Treut was awarded with the SPECIAL TEDDY AWARD.

FILMOGRAFIE Monika Treut (selection)

2016 Zona Norte  2014 Von Mädchen und Pferden  2012 Das Rohe und das Gekochte  2009 Ghosted  2009 Ghosted (ai-mei)  2005 Den Tigerfrauen wachsen Flügel   2001 Kriegerin des Lichts  1999 Gendernauts - Eine Reise durch die Geschlechter   1998 Didn't Do It For Love  1992 Dr. Paglia  1992 Max  1992 Female Misbehavior  1991 My Father Is Coming  1989 Annie  1988 Die Jungfrauenmachine  1985 Verführung: Die grausame Frau 

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