Agnieszka Piotrowska

Agnieszka Piotrowska is an award-winning filmmaker and a theorist. She is best known for her award-winning cult documentary Married to the Eiffel Tower (2009) screened globally in 60 countries. Piotrowska is the author of monograph Psychoanalysis and Ethics in Documentary Film (2014) and Black and White: cinema, politics and the arts in Zimbabwe (2017) and The Nasty Woman and the neo-femme fatale in contemporary cinema is (2019). She has edited a collection Embodied Encounters:New Approaches to Cinema and Psychoanalysis (2015), and co-edited Psychoanalysis and the Unrepresentable (2016) and Femininity and Psychoanalysis (2019) (all with Routledge).  Her feature film Escape (2017) made in a collaborative partnership with Zimbabwean artists won awards internationally but was banned in Zanzibar for its mildly erotic content.  She is completing a new experimental film work Repented (2019). She is a Reader in Film Practice and Theory at the University of Bedfordshire, UK and a Visiting Professor at the University of Gdansk, Poland.


In her video essay, Piotrowska considers the possibility of imagining a different future, asking how female authorship can translate women’s anger to give expression of a female voice.


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