Her new movie, "The Tango Lesson", is also premiering. If you
> would like me to transcribe a few quotes from her about these films, let me
Sally Potter brought *Tango Lesson* to the Venice FilmFest. I
attended the press conference and asked a question to which she responded
in a less than satisfactory way. I made a comment regarding the
the reversal of the male gaze--which I found interesting. Potter is both
directing and starring in the film, in which she plays a film
writer/director turned dancer. The camera often lingers on the male body
performing tango sequences. However, this reversed scopophilia is
1)undermined: the female is longingly gazing at a man who does not love
the woman back; and
2)recuperated narratively with a happy ending. About these two points,
Potter said that "love is a lot more complicated than that."
Not what I expected from such a thoughtful director.
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