Die Praxis der Liebe

The Practice of Love

 
VALIE EXPORT's third feature is an anti-romance in which the heroine, between two relationships, gradually discovers that both are impossible, not because the subjective processes of "love" are defective, but because the social matrix in which both her male lovers operate is corrupt: in this film, the male world and its power structures cancel the possibility of love beyond the matter of sexuality. Export makes use of techniques drawn from her earlier experimental cinema, video and conceptual photography to expand the possibilities of narrative feature filmmaking. (Gary Indiana)

Crossing Europe Extracts 2020
VALIE EXPORT
Austria / Germany 1984
color
90 minutes
German
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay VALIE EXPORT
Cinematography Jürgen Schmidt-Reitwein
Editing Juno Sylva Englander
Sound/Sounddesign Johannes Paima
Music Stephen Ferguson, Harry Sokal
With Adelheid Arndt, Rüdiger Vogler, Hagnot Elischka, Günther Nenning, Gary Indiana
Producer(s) VALIE EXPORT, Hermann Hendrich, Christoph Holch, Thomas Wullenweber
Production
VALIE EXPORT Filmproduktion, Königsmark & Wullenweber Filmproduktion Hamburg, ZDF
World Sales
sixpackfilm
Austrian Rights
sixpackfilm
World Premiere
Berlinale 1985
Verleih in Österreich / Austrian Rights:
sixpackfilm

Weltpremiere / World Premiere: 
Berlinale 1985