Woman in a house

Australia, 1972

Film
Still from 'Woman in a house', 1972

One of Sue Ford’s earliest films, Woman in a house is a feminist critique of domestic female roles. In this short film, a young woman in a suburban house escapes the confinement of her life through surreal dream sequences created with experimental montage techniques. Made in 1972, the film was shown at screenings run by the Melbourne Filmmaker’s Co-op and was one of the most popular films available to rent from the feminist film collective Reel Women, of which Ford was a founding member, in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

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Credits

director

Sue Ford

Duration

00:08:41:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1972

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Group of items

Sue Ford Moving Image Collection

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ACMI Identifier

B2003618

Language

English

Subject category

Short films

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

MPEG-4 Digital File; ACMI Digital Access Copy - presentation

MOV file ProRes4444; Digital Preservation Master - overscan

MOV file ProRes4444; Digital Preservation Master - presentation

MPEG-4 Digital File; ACMI Digital Access Copy - overscan

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