by Moira Jean SullivanThe Festival de Cannes Directors fortnight premiere of Maria Schneider, 1983 (16mm) by Elisabeth Subrin will be held May 26 featuring Manal Issa, Aïssa Maïga, and Isabel Sandoval. Together with other filmmakers, Subrin said she was asked to work on an unpublished screenplay for Antonioni's film Technically Sweet in the 1980's to be shot on video. It was never made when Jack Nicholson refused to shoot on location in the Amazon. Antonioni instead made The Passenger (1983) with Maria Schneider and Nicholson.
Maria Schneider was open about her exploitation a long time ago. The truth was well known to the women who knew her and the organizers of Créteil International Women's Film Festival. Schneider was the guest of honor in Créteil 2001 and Movie Magazine International ran an exclusive interview with her in April 2001.
In Subrin's film three actress repeat word for word a section of an interview made for Cinémas Cinéma with Anne Andreu and Raoul Sangla in 1983. It is also credited to Maria Schneider It is the same part of the interview interpreted by Manal Issa, Aissa Maiga and Isabel Sandoval ( who speaks English). The section is about how being an actress is dangerous, and how she was exploited by Bertolucci and Brond= in Last Tango in Paris and that it was a rape on screen. This is a part of a larger film according to the filmmaker.
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