Just Like Sarah Bernhardt
TitleJust Like Sarah Bernhardt
DirectorHelena Goldwater
FormatUmatic video
DescriptionJUST LIKE SARAH BERNHARDT humorously explores sexuality and Jewish identity, intertwining the complex relationship of performance and film. A woman tells a story of her intense meeting with another woman. The audience is both addressed and by-passed by a narrative which tempts the viewer to visualise their own interpretation and conclusion. As the tale is told, Sarah Bernhardt, the famous French actress at the turn of the century, a woman both loved for her unique performances, and yet vilified by anti-Semites, is cited for her melodramatic behaviour, such as swooning or tantrums, and to whom, as a consequence of her behaviour, the narrator was compared as a child.