AdaptationsThis year in the festival we are dedicating a special program for cinematic adaptations of literary works.
The transformation from a verbal medium to a visual one offers opportunities to tell stories in a different way. The adaptation itself is a kind of commentary, and in many ways the directors don't only offer a feminist and critical reading, but re-write the text. On the one hand they create a dynasty of feminine creations, in reference to textx by women writers (Virginia Wolf and Jane Austen) as well as scetching a new image of women characters in the literature of D.H. Lawrence and Marcel Proust from a realistic and complex, the woman's point of view. These inspire the discourse about the connection between cinema and cultural criticism, and most of all - give the audience an option for identification and an alternative interpretation.
Panel discussion: Jane Austen on Film A discussion about the cinematic adaptations to Jane Austen's work
Feminist Interpretation to Canonical Literature
Jane Austen in the Movies