The Vanity Tables of Douglas Sirk (Still).png

Presented by the Melbourne Cinémathèque & ACMI

The Vanity Tables of Douglas Sirk

Mark Rappaport | USA | 2015

This event has ended and tickets are no longer available.


2 September 2020


See below for additional related events

Mark Rappaport returns to the world of Douglas Sirk, a filmmaker whose work he previously mined in Rock Hudson’s Home Movies (1992). After briefly surveying the use of mirrors and “vanity tables” in the films of Max Ophuls and Vincente Minnelli, Rappaport rightly claims Sirk as the “poet laureate” of the form. Exploring the ways in which these objects are used to capture and imprison the images, memories and lives of their female characters, Rappaport’s short video essay provides a profound itemisation of the material traps of the Hollywood melodrama.

Format: Digital
Language: English
Runtime: 11 min

Event duration

11 mins

How to watch

This film is available to stream via the Filmmuseum München until 9 September 2020.

Accompanying works in this program

There are no upcoming related events at this time.