by Sally Potter

October 2001, approx. 1:00 h
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Profile of Sally Potter

Sally Potter started making experimental short films when she was a teenager. She then was trained as a dancer and choreographer before founding her own company, The Limited Dance Company. She went on to become a performance artist and theatre director, and then a lyricist and singer, touring Europe and North America with several music groups, including FIG and “Oh Moscow” before returning to cinema as a writer/director.

Her films:

  • Thriller (1979) – a critical re-working of Puccini’s opera “La Bohème”
  • The Gold Diggers (1983) – an alchemical tale starring Julie Christie
  • The London Story (1986) – a short musical comedy
  • Tears, Laughter, Fears And Rage (1986) – a television series about emotions
  • I Am an Ox, I Am A Horse, I Am A Man, I Am A Woman (1988) – a documentary about women in Soviet cinema
  • Orlando (1992) – was adapted from Virginia Woolf’s classic novel. In addition to two Academy Award nominations, it has received more than 25 international awards
  • The Tango Lesson (1997) – which Sally performed in as well as writing the script, won the “Ombú de Oro” for Best Film at Mar del Plata Festival, Argentina
  • The Man Who Cried (2000) – starring Johnny Depp, Cate Blanchett, Christina Ricci and John Turturro. Currently showing in over 30 countries
  • YES (2004) – the story of a passionate love affair between an American woman (Joan Allen) and a Middle-Eastern man (Simon Abkarian) in which they confront some of the greatest conflicts of our generation - religious, political and sexual.


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