La Divanee

2014

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La Divanee (2013) is based on the true story of the Catalan countess of Güell, Palomba Matas Mujika de Pumeral y Santiago, who reclined on a chaise lounge at the age of eighteen with the intention of never standing up again. Yet from this position she leads a full life: She writes novels, holds salons, takes lovers, and gives birth to a child. Instead of being marginalized—or objectified like the art-historical nudes she resembles—she forms a new focal point around which society revolves.  

 

The film was an official selection of the Oaxaca and Marfa film festivals (2014), and was shown as part of solo and group exhibitions in Vienna and New York. 

 

TRT: 15 minutes