VALIE EXPORT b. 1940
Mann & Frau & Animal AKA Man & Woman & Animal (1973)
The earlier films of Valie Export, one feels, were motivated by the author's desire and need to investigate her own subjectivity, with the audience as a necessary part of the transference and the polemic. Man & Woman & Animal shows a woman finding pleasure in herself, the whole film is a kind of assertion and affirmation of female sexuality and its independence from male values and pleasures...
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