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still from Wanda (Barbara Loden, US 1970)

Wanda

Wanda

Barbara Loden / US, 1970 / 102 min.

This empathetic, heart-rending portrait of a woman stranded on society’s margins has developed into a highly influential work. This makes Barbara Loden the first female director of a feature film that saw cinematic release since Ida Lupino.

poster Wanda (Barbara Loden, US 1970)
Barbara Loden’s first and only feature film, that focused on an – at the time atypical – character, was a groundbreaking work in American independent cinema. Wanda is set in Pennsylvania’s soot-choked landscape and was shot in an intensely intimate, vérité style, on course 16mm film stock.

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Details

Director

Barbara Loden

Production year

1970

Country

US

Original title

Wanda

Length

102 min.

Language

English

Subtitles

NLD

Format

35mm

Part of

Women Make Film

Last year, Eye presented the film programme Women Make Film, an alternative world history of cinema featuring women in the lead role. Women have played an important role from the early days of cinema, as cinematographers, filmmakers and sometimes also producers.

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campaign image Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema (Mark Cousins, GB 2019)
still from Wanda (Barbara Loden, US 1970)
still from Wanda (Barbara Loden, US 1970)

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