Shirley: Visions of Reality (2013)

  • Genres: Drama
  • Running Time: 93 min.
  • Directed by: Gustav Deutsch
  • Starring: Stephanie Cumming, Christoph Bach
Synopsis: A series of snapshots from the life of a fictional actress named Shirley serves to weave together thirteen paintings by Edward Hopper into a fascinating synthesis of painting and film, personal and political history. Each station in Shirley’s professional and private life from the 1930s to 1960s is precisely dated: It is always August 28/29 of the year in question, as the locations vary from Paris to New York to Cape Cod. Shirley is a liberated woman who questions conventional relationship roles and reflects on the role of theatre and politics. Her thoughts are conveyed through internal monologues delivered in voiceover.
englishnews@chosun.com / Dec. 27, 2013 11:11 KST