Femme Brutal

 
Denice Bourbon, Madame Cameltoe, Madame Don Chanel, Cunt, Denise Kottlett, Frau Professor La Rose and Doktor Sourial. These are the stage names of the artists of the Viennese CLUB BURLESQUE BRUTAL. And when a female body stands naked, self-confident and autonomous on the stage, that is still a highly political and radical gesture today. Without leaving the space of the stage, FEMME BRUTAL takes the questions of identity, bodies and the pleasure of looking that are raised in the queer-feminist show and translates them into cinema. The backstage becomes the stage and the glamorous images of the show stand alongside a collective flood of thoughts in the spotlight. Open, self-ironic, and disarmingly honest.

Director's Biography
Liesa Kovacs, born 1985 in Vienna, and Nick Prokesch, born 1983 in Krems, both study at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna and have already realized various artistic projects at the intersection of visual art, pop culture and film. Nick Prokesch has also worked as assistant director for Katrina Daschner’s short films PAROLE ROSETTE and HIDING IN THE LIGHTS (Competition Oberhausen 2013 and 2014). Since 2007, he is development assistant for Witcraft Szenario. Their joint short film POLICEMAN was shown in 2013 at the IDENTITIES Queer Film Festival Vienna and in the MUMOK Cinema. FEMME BRUTAL is their first feature-length film.
Cinema Next Europe 2015
Liesa Kovacs, Nick Prokesch
Austria 2015
color
75 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Liesa Kovacs, Nick Prokesch
Cinematography Liesa Kovacs, Nick Prokesch
Editing Liesa Kovacs, Nick Prokesch
Sound/Sounddesign Cordula Thym
With Denice Bourbon, Madame Cameltoe, Madame Don Chanel, Cunt, Denise Kottlett, Frau Professor La Rose, Doktor Sourial
Production
ko/labs c/o Nick Prokesch Giradigasse 9/50 1060 Wien