Amy!

by Laura Mulvey , Peter Wollen

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
1980
32 min
OV English - with French subtitles
Short film
Documentary
Color
DCP

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Official synopsis

A collage of images and sounds of Amy Johnson, a pioneer aviator of the 1930s, “Amy!” questions the notion of heroine: who can be one, what are the others, what social frustrations does her existence reflect?

The programmer’s eye

Originally made to celebrate the 50th anniversary of pioneering aviator Amy Johnson's plane trip, the film explores that woman’s many facets through a collage of images and sounds. With a style reminiscent of Maya Deren’s films or Gertrude Stein’s phrasing, the film questions what a heroic figure is.

— Natacha Seweryn

Biography and Filmography

Laura Mulvey is a British film critic and director. She questions audiovisual productions with regard to gender and is behind the concept of "male gaze". She works as a professor at Birkbeck University in London and is the author of the following books: “Visual and Other Pleasures” (1989), “Citizen Kane” (1992), “Fetishism and Curiosity” (1996) and “Death 24xa Second. Stillness and the Moving Image” (2006).

2013 - 23RD AUGUST 2008 (Short) - Mark Lewis, Laura Mulvey - Director
1994 - DISGRACED MONUMENTS - Mark Lewis, Laura Mulvey - Director
1983 - FRIDA KAHLO & TINA MODOTTI (Short) - Laura Mulvey, Peter Wollen - Director and screenwriter
1983 - THE BAD SISTER - Laura Mulvey, Peter Wollen - Director
1982 - CRYSTAL GAZING  - Laura Mulvey, Peter Wollen - Director and screenwriter
1980 - AMY! (Short) - Laura Mulvey, Peter Wollen - Director and screenwriter
1977 - RIDDLES OF THE SPHINX - Laura Mulvey, Peter Wollen - Director and screenwriter
1974 - PENTHESILEA: QUEEN OF THE AMAZONS - Laura Mulvey, Peter Wollen - Director and screenwriter

Born in London, Peter Wollen was Emeritus Professor of Film, Television and Digital Media at the School of Theater, Film and Television at UCLA (California). He died in 2019. With Laura Mulvey, he directed six films, among which “Riddles of the Sphinx” (1977) and “Frida Kahlo and Tina Modotti” (1984).

1987 - FRIENDSHIP'S DEATH - Peter Wollen - Director and screenwriter
1983 - FRIDA KAHLO & TINA MODOTTI (Short) - Laura Mulvey, Peter Wollen - Director and screenwriter
1983 - THE BAD SISTER - Laura Mulvey, Peter Wollen - Director and screenwriter
1982 - CRYSTAL GAZING  - Laura Mulvey, Peter Wollen - Director and screenwriter
1980 - AMY! (Short) - Laura Mulvey, Peter Wollen - Director and screenwriter
1977 - RIDDLES OF THE SPHINX - Laura Mulvey, Peter Wollen - Director and screenwriter
1974 - PENTHESILEA: QUEEN OF THE AMAZONS - Laura Mulvey, Peter Wollen - Director and screenwriter

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de Laura Mulvey, Peter Wollen

Laura Mulvey is a British film critic and director. She questions audiovisual productions with regard to gender and is behind the concept of "male gaze". She works as a professor at Birkbeck University in London and is the author of the following books: “Visual and Other Pleasures” (1989), “Citizen Kane” (1992), “Fetishism and Curiosity” (1996) and “Death 24xa Second. Stillness and the Moving Image” (2006).

2013 - 23RD AUGUST 2008 (Short) - Mark Lewis, Laura Mulvey - Director
1994 - DISGRACED MONUMENTS - Mark Lewis, Laura Mulvey - Director
1983 - FRIDA KAHLO & TINA MODOTTI (Short) - Laura Mulvey, Peter Wollen - Director and screenwriter
1983 - THE BAD SISTER - Laura Mulvey, Peter Wollen - Director
1982 - CRYSTAL GAZING  - Laura Mulvey, Peter Wollen - Director and screenwriter
1980 - AMY! (Short) - Laura Mulvey, Peter Wollen - Director and screenwriter
1977 - RIDDLES OF THE SPHINX - Laura Mulvey, Peter Wollen - Director and screenwriter
1974 - PENTHESILEA: QUEEN OF THE AMAZONS - Laura Mulvey, Peter Wollen - Director and screenwriter

Born in London, Peter Wollen was Emeritus Professor of Film, Television and Digital Media at the School of Theater, Film and Television at UCLA (California). He died in 2019. With Laura Mulvey, he directed six films, among which “Riddles of the Sphinx” (1977) and “Frida Kahlo and Tina Modotti” (1984).

1987 - FRIENDSHIP'S DEATH - Peter Wollen - Director and screenwriter
1983 - FRIDA KAHLO & TINA MODOTTI (Short) - Laura Mulvey, Peter Wollen - Director and screenwriter
1983 - THE BAD SISTER - Laura Mulvey, Peter Wollen - Director and screenwriter
1982 - CRYSTAL GAZING  - Laura Mulvey, Peter Wollen - Director and screenwriter
1980 - AMY! (Short) - Laura Mulvey, Peter Wollen - Director and screenwriter
1977 - RIDDLES OF THE SPHINX - Laura Mulvey, Peter Wollen - Director and screenwriter
1974 - PENTHESILEA: QUEEN OF THE AMAZONS - Laura Mulvey, Peter Wollen - Director and screenwriter