SPIT AND ASHES
Dir: Maria Beatty
Scr: Maria Beatty / Sadie Lune & Dion de Rossi
Cast: Sadie Lune, Dion de Rossi , Daniel Maszkowicz
Germany, France, Switzerland, USA | 2019 | 72’ | Fik Exp
O.V. English, with Spanish Subtitles
Spit and Ashes is a reimagining of the historical violence waged against women by patriarchal forces in the name of religion, medicine and family. The High Priestess embodies the wild, sexual and grotesque – the un-tamable hunger of female desire and the ultimate threat to male power. The Midwife is the spirit of all women who sought knowledge and agency over their own bodies and paid for their agency with their lives. Through a series of erotic and brutal rituals these women come together to reclaim their bodies and prepare for the fight ahead.
The most sublime female response to the legendary Danish documentary film documental of 1922: Häxan, Witchcraft Through the Ages.
2020: Hacker Porn Film Festival
2019: Geneva International Queer Film Festival, Berlin Porn Film Festival, New Queer Cinema Fest, House of Yes, Festival des Fantastischen Films, Outview LGBTQ+ Film Festival, Chateau H