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Films By Vera Neubauer

Beautifully photographed in black and white, this evocative depiction of Brixton youths constantly plays with the viewer's prejudices and tips them on their head. The lives of the characters - their friendships, their lovers, the response to a pregnancy - are shown in glimpsed moments, with a ... Read more
"Women, like the witches of old, learn to fly and use magical powers With these new-found powers, they try to inflict "female" suffering onto men This new understanding is seen as a vision, if not a key to the possibility of a different world " - Vera Ncubauer ... Read more
Using a mixture of animation and live action, the film contrasts the fantasy and romantic ideals of the traditional fairytale with the life of an ordinary woman confined to her home. Events and incidents are depicted in each of the two 'worlds' which disrupt and undermine the other ... Read more
Narrated by a child this film tells of the legend of a mermaid who falls in love with a man. The deceptive fairytale aspect of the film however is boldly undercut both by the vibrant and by the contemporary nature of the narrative. Neubauer has created a stnkmgly powerful fable which resonates ... Read more
Vera Neubauer depicts the archetypal story of the fail'of man utilising the elements of sand, clay and water. Employing her own naive, primitive imagery, Wheel Of Life achieves a striking synthesis of form and content. The fluidity of the wet sand animation has an immediacy which is especially ... Read more
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