In this episode of Womxn Doing It For Themselves, we sat down with filmmaker Sarang Nes. She told us about her short documentary Cuntview, filming a naked vulva in a vulva shaped church, and shared an alternative feminist interpretation of Eve & Adam’s life in Paradise.
About the film:
Even though cunt is understood to be one of the most offensive words in the English language today, its origin suggests a very positive meaning with interpretations encompassing notions of “godly” or “holy”. Accordingly, Cuntview is an attempt to re-dignify the vulva and to free it from taboos and shame. The film provides very intimate insights into the stories and emotions of three protagonists, which show some aspects of the ambivalent status quo of the vulva in society as well as the impact this ambiguity has on the lives of the three people.
About the director:
Sarang Nes was born in Seoul, South Korea, though starting from kindergarten, she has frequently moved across places of Austria, Germany, Singapore, South Korea and the UK. By the age of 15, she became a member of a K-pop group and has since been active in varying fields of the creative industries. Upon completion of her university studies in communications and psychology, she worked in advertising for a few years to finally commit to filmmaking. She is currently based in Berlin, Germany, studying directing at the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF.
Behind the scenes:
The team behind Cuntview:
A Filmuniversity Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF Production
Producers: Judith Frahm and Annalena Kümmel
Editor: Billie Jagodzinska
Cinematographer: Marcelline Ngha Atangana, Great Isabelle Conte, Laura Titze und Georg Lewark
Music Composer: Anna Kühnlein
Sound: Oskar von Gilgenheimb