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A word about Dogma 95 films: originally formed by four Danish directors in 1995 with the premise of 'purifying filmmaking by refusing expensive and spectacular special effects, post production modification and other gimmicks to focus on the actual story and on actors' performances', there have been to date 84 Dogma films, the most celebrated being the Danish FESTEN (The Celebration). A Dogma film must be, among other things, filmed in color on location without extraneous light using a hand held camera without optical filters, have no music added postproduction, and the director must not be credited! GYPO fulfills all of these restrictions and despite the fact that this title page on Amazon names the 'director' as Jan Dunn, she is actually the writer and facilitator of the film.
The setting is England in contemporary times, the film is divided into three sections each of which tells the same story but from three different character's vantage.Read more ›
Helen and Tasha's friendship grows closer as they sympathize with each other's situation. Tasha and her mother (Rula Lenska) have escaped Czechoslovakia and the oppression of her father and husband's grasp and are now awaiting their British citizenship. When Tasha makes advances towards her, Helen is initially shocked but soon responds enthusiastically. Just when their romance is blooming, Tasha's husband catches up to them, forcing Tasha and her mother to return to Czechoslovakia. Helen then races against time to catch up to Tasha and free her for
Written and directed by Jan Dunn, this independent film chronicles the breakdown of a middle class family and the awakening of one woman to the pleasures of lesbian love. The story itself is revealed in three segments, through the eyes of Helen, her husband Paul and Tasha
Pauline McLynn, known mainly for her comedic work (Father Ted, Jam & Jerusalem) is fantastic as desperate housewife Helen trying to better herself while being inhibited at every turn by her resentful husband. Chloe Sirene is sexy and sweet as Czech immigrant Tasha as she struggles
to leave her past behind and start a new life in England.
Author of the 2013 Lesbian Film Guide
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Absorbing story of the experience of an Eastern European woman and her mother who immigrate to England to escape the violent oppression of their husbands.Published 5 months ago by Kay M Newling
A film that overcomes its' small budget with great direction and solid acting. Other reviews already summarized the story quite well, so I won't be redundant. Read morePublished on January 25, 2014 by Timothy P. LaVassar