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Cinematic  Sorceress


Nina Menkes is an incredibly intimate and brutally honest filmmaker. With a career spanning three decades, she has continually looked inward to reflect on the world around her. Her films have a journal-like quality, focusing on quiet moments of contemplation through characters who never feel like they are performing. Voyeurism without a male gaze. She often creates beautiful, stark imagery that highlights isolation in natural and inhabited landscapes.

The Films

The Great Sadness of Zohara (1983)

Magdalena Viraga (1986)

Queen of Diamonds (1991)

The Bloody Child (1996)

Phantom Love (2007)

Dissolution (2010) 

2-Disc Set Special Features:

• 6 uncoated 4x6 postcards 

• New 2K restoration of Magdalena Viraga 

• New 4K restoration of Queen of Diamonds 

• New 4K restoration of The Bloody Child 

• New remaster of The Great Sadness of Zohara 

• New remaster of Phantom Love 

• New video interview with Nina Menkes and Mike Plante 

• Q+A with Nina Menkes and K.J. Relth-Miller 

• Q+A with Nina Menkes and Ann Hornaday 

• New video essay Cards on the Table by Jessica McGoff 

• Audio commentaries with Nina Menkes on four films 

• Cinematic Sorceress theatrical retrospective trailer 

• U.S. theatrical trailer of Queen of Diamonds 

• U.S. theatrical trailer of The Bloody Child 

• Booklet featuring a new essay by Elena Gorfinkel 

• English subtitles on all six films 

• The Lioness (2022), a short film commissioned by the Viennale

*Limited edition run of 1,000

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