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Losing Ground
(Losing Ground)

by Kathleen COLLINS

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The foremost quality of Losing Ground is the writing, with its nuanced but direct dialectic, around an intellectual university professor crushed by her painter husband and her mother. Overstepping the expected racial dialectics, the film brutally targets the disdain of the egocentric male artist, be he black or white. The wonderful movement of this feminist film is to find an escape route through the protagonist’s profession: she is writing a thesis on the question of ecstasy. In a magnificent dialogue, she becomes aware that she also experiences moments of ecstasy in her research work, and that she too knows about « losing ground ». This recognition of intellectual ecstasy is of rare depth and our gratitude goes to Kathleen Collins for having made room for this power of ideas. Stéphane Delorme

  • Titre français
    Losing Ground
  • Original title
    Losing Ground
  • Scénario
    Kathleen Collins
  • Photo
    Ronald K. Gray
  • Interprétation
    Seret Scott, Bill Nunn, Duane Jones
  • Distribution
    Milestone Films
  • Support de projection
    DCP
  • Sous-titrage
    VOSTF

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