Femme Brutal

 
Denice Bourbon, Madame Cameltoe, Madame Don Chanel, Cunt, Denise Kottlett, Frau Professor La Rose und Doktor Sourial. Das sind die Bühnennamen der Künstlerinnen des Wiener CLUB BURLESQUE BRUTAL. Und wenn ein weiblicher Körper nackt, selbstbewusst und autonom auf der Bühne steht, ist das heute noch eine hochpolitische und radikale Geste. Ohne den Bühnenraum zu verlassen, übersetzt FEMME BRUTAL die in der queer-feministischen Show aufgeworfenen Fragen zu Identität, Körper und der Lust am Schauen ins Kino. Das Backstage wird zur Bühne und die glamourösen Bilder der Show stehen gleichwertig neben einer kollektiven Gedankenflut im Rampenlicht. Offen, selbstironisch und entwaffnend ehrlich.

Denice Bourbon, Madame Cameltoe, Madame Don Chanel, Cunt, Denise Kottlett, Frau Professor La Rose and Doktor Sourial. These are the stage names of the artists of the Viennese CLUB BURLESQUE BRUTAL. And when a female body stands naked, self-confident and autonomous on the stage, that is still a highly political and radical gesture today. Without leaving the space of the stage, FEMME BRUTAL takes the questions of identity, bodies and the pleasure of looking that are raised in the queer-feminist show and translates them into cinema. The backstage becomes the stage and the glamorous images of the show stand alongside a collective flood of thoughts in the spotlight. Open, self-ironic, and disarmingly honest.

Director's Biography
Liesa Kovacs, born 1985 in Vienna, and Nick Prokesch, born 1983 in Krems, both study at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna and have already realized various artistic projects at the intersection of visual art, pop culture and film. Nick Prokesch has also worked as assistant director for Katrina Daschner’s short films PAROLE ROSETTE and HIDING IN THE LIGHTS (Competition Oberhausen 2013 and 2014). Since 2007, he is development assistant for Witcraft Szenario. Their joint short film POLICEMAN was shown in 2013 at the IDENTITIES Queer Film Festival Vienna and in the MUMOK Cinema. FEMME BRUTAL is their first feature-length film.
Cinema Next Europe 2015
Liesa Kovacs, Nick Prokesch
Österreich 2015
color
75 Minuten
OmeU
Drehbuch Liesa Kovacs, Nick Prokesch
Kamera Liesa Kovacs, Nick Prokesch
Schnitt Liesa Kovacs, Nick Prokesch
Ton/Sounddesign Cordula Thym
Mit Denice Bourbon, Madame Cameltoe, Madame Don Chanel, Cunt, Denise Kottlett, Frau Professor La Rose, Doktor Sourial
Produktion
ko/labs c/o Nick Prokesch Giradigasse 9/50 1060 Wien