About the film
Seven Women, Seven Sins
Release Date: April 19, 1986
|Slogan||:||«Seven women filmmakers explore the seven deadly sins»|
|Production Companies||:||ZDF, Helke Sander Filmproduktion, Variety Motion Pictures, Valie Export Filmproduktion, Ulrike Ottinger Filmproduktion|
|Director||:||Helke Sander, Chantal Akerman, Bette Gordon, Ulrike Ottinger, Valie Export, Maxi Cohen, Laurence Gavron|
|Writers||:||Helke Sander, Renée Shafransky, Chantal Akerman, Ulrike Ottinger, Valie Export, Louis-Charles Sirjacq, Maxi Cohen, Laurence Gavron, Dörte Haak|
Seven Women, Seven Sins (1986) represents a quintessential moment in film history. The women filmmakers invited to direct for the seven sins were amongst the world's most renown: Helke Sander (Gluttony), Bette Gordon (Greed), Maxi Cohen (Anger), Chantal Akerman (Sloth), Valie Export (Lust), Laurence Gavron (Envy), and Ulrike Ottinger (Pride). Each filmmaker had the liberty of choosing a sin to interpret as they wished. The final film reflected this diversity, including traditional narrative fiction, experimental video, a musical, a radical documentary, and was delivered in multiple formats from 16, super 16, video and 35mm.