Sarah PUCILL

(1961- )
Nationality: english

Sarah Pucill's publicly funded films have been shown in galleries and won awards at Festivals internationally. The majority of her films take place within the confinements of domestic space, where the grounded reality of the house itself becomes a portal to a complex and multi layered psychical realm. In her explorations of the animate and inanimate, her work probes a journey between mirror and surface, in which questions of representation are negotiated. At the heart of much of the work is a concern with the image as a still, whether literally or symbolically. Relationships between self and other turn into a concern of relationships between women, mostly mother or lover.

Pucill’s second feature length film Confessions To The Mirror (16mm, col, 68min, 2016) premiered at the London Film Festival in October 2016 and in 2017 at Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, Creteil Womens Film Festival, Close Up Cinema and National Protrait Gallery, London. Confessions To The Mirror is a sequel to Magic Mirror (16mm, b/w, 75min 2013). Both films re-imagine photographs by Claude Cahun alongside voices from her writing. Where Magic Mirror is composed of extracts from Cahun’s major text Aveux non avenus (1930) and visually focusses on the self portrait photographs made in Paris during 20s and 30s, Confessions To The Mirror compiles extracts from Cahun’s posthumously published and to date un-translated text, Confidences au miroir (1945-52) and focuses on Cahun’s lesser known

13 MOVIES IN DISTRIBUTION

CONFESSIONS TO THE MIRROR
2016 / 16mm / color-b&w / sound / single screen / 68' 00 / 165 €
distribution: Digital file on HDD
MAGIC MIRROR
2013 / 16mm / b&w / sound / single screen / 75' 00 / 182 €
distribution: DCP on HDD or Digital file on HDD or Digital file on USB stick
PHANTOM RHAPSODY
2010 / 16mm / b&w / sound / single screen / 19' 00 / 71 €
distribution: 16mm
  FALL IN FRAME
2009 / 16mm / color / sound / single screen / 18' 00 / 55 €
distribution: Digital file on server or Mini DV
  BLIND LIGHT
2007 / 16mm / color / sound / single screen / 21' 00 / 64 €
distribution: 16mm
TAKING MY SKIN
2006 / b&w / sound / single screen / 35' 00 / 132 €
distribution: Betacam SP or Digital Betacam
STAGES OF MOURNING
2004 / 16mm / color / sound / single screen / 17' 00 / 81 €
distribution: 16mm
  CAST
2000 / 16mm / b&w / sound / single screen / 17' 00 / 71 €
distribution: Betacam SP
  SWOLLEN STIGMA
1998 / 16mm / color / sound / single screen / 20' 00 / 71 €
distribution: Betacam SP
  MIRRORED MEASURE
1996 / 16mm / b&w / sound / single screen / 10' 00 / 31 €
distribution: 16mm or Betacam SP
  BACKCOMB
1995 / 16mm / color / sound / single screen / 6' 00 / 24 €
distribution: 16mm
  MILK AND GLASS
1993 / 16mm / color / sound / single screen / 10' 00 / 31 €
distribution: 16mm
  YOU BE MOTHER
1990 / 16mm / color / sound / single screen / 7' 00 / 23 €
distribution: 16mm or Betacam SP