Screening: “MOTHERHOOD” – films by Magdalena Frey

Thursday, 7. November 2019
Open Doors 18:00 | Screening 18:30 (freie Spende)
filmkoop wien | 8., Wickenburggasse 15/Stiege 3 (Innenhof)

Magdalena Frey is an austrian photographer and filmmaker. In her works she deals with realities of women and
their work conditions. Her collages and films analyze gender relations and female roles in society. We are happy
to have her as a guest at filmkoop wien and screen two of her films!

Juchitan – Frauennetze (AT/MEX 2012, 30min)
Emilie (AT 2009, 20min)

Magdalena Frey will be present for a filmtalk after the screening.


Juchitan – Women’s Networks (Mexico 2012, 30min)
The film shows everyday situations in one of the last matriarchal (egalitarian) societies in the world. An artistic
attempt to bring to light the communal life of a town in a Zapotec culture – market stalls – market women – their
children – men work shown through the example of a farmer…

Director, Editing and Production: Magdalena Frey
Assistant director: Emilie Cibulka
Cinematography: Camillo Cibulka, Magdalena Frey

Emilie – a film portrait in three parts (AT 2009, 19:12min)
In 1991, using a Super 8 camera, I documented the changes to my body during my pregnancy with my daughter
Emilie. After her birth, many more Super 8 sequences came into being during the infancy of our children. At the
time, I thought about an implementation in the form of a film, but could not yet utilize the Super 8 material
according to my wishes.
Seventeen years later, I had the opportunity to digitize the 8mm film material along with other video recordings.
Additionally, I filmed Emilie continuously in everyday situations for several months, at school and during free
time. Now it was possible for me to edit and assemble the film sequences with the help of a computer. The result
was a film in three parts: pregnancy – birth – young Emilie.

Idea, concept and editing: Magdalena Frey
Cinematography: Magdalena Frey, Heinz Cibulka, Jasmin Vrhel, Camillo Cibulka, studio material
Technical consulting: Camillo Cibulka, Christian Thüringer, Dominik Pichler

Scheduled Screening
Wickenburggasse 15/3/1b, 1080 Wien Map