ein Film von Julia Novacek
Cast & Credits
Regie, Schnitt, Performance: Julia Novcek
Kamera: Daniel Helmer
Credits Stills: Daniel Helmer, 2010
The variety of different female characters Gena Rowlands performs in John Cassevetes’s films are the main topic in ' You Are Not the Man'. The directors handling of contrasting characters was a special interest for me. Imitation and gesture are in main focus in the development in Gena Rowlands performences in the films Faces (1968),A Woman Under The Influence (1974), Opening Night (1977) and Gloria (1980). The work is an examination of specific facial expressions and body language of the actress' interpretations.‘You are not the man’ is an homage to Gena Rowlands' play as Gloria Swenson (Gloria), Myrtle Gordon (Opening Night ), Jeannie Rapp (Faces) and Mabel Lonhhetti (A Woman Under The Influence).