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Electric Blue: Female Hysteria

Presented by Electric Blue

Electric Blue presents ‘Jane B. par Agnès V.’, a feature documentary film by French New Wave titan Agnès Varda starring her longtime friend, muse and style icon Jane Birkin. Varda’s docu-fiction film playfully traverses female creativity, fantasy and obsession, using incredible costume and character performance to divulge a dual-potrait of two women dismantling the boundaries between artist and subject, artifice and truth.

The film will be preceded by a programme of short experimental films by female directors of the avant-garde, considering reverie, surrealism and domestic rebellion, with a brief introduction.


Electric Blue is an experimental screening space in Brighton dedicated to presenting avant-garde cinema, and unusual relics – from artist-film/experimental short programmes to unlikely features. They are invested in platforming marginalised perspectives, archive cinema, and in creating an accessible space for heightened creative conversation and visual collaboration.

Bringing their programmes this Spring to The Rose Hill, they will be curating a triptych of subversive films by women directors – emerging with the surrealism of French New Wave legend Agnès Varda, and traversing through the radical, unorthodox and pioneering works of female-driven cinema. Each of their feature screenings will be complimented by a series of short innovatory works that reflect the thematics of our central film, and visually inspire audiences to consider an imagination that lies outside of the limitations of traditional cinema.

Electric Blue derives from a coming-together of various film curators, film fanatics, writers, directors and artists who seek to mobilise film culture in Brighton and hope to promote a community of creative interaction and development, one which transpires from the screen.

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20th Feb




Rose Hill Tavern

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Agnès Varda

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97 mins


£5 in advance