Laure Provoust

Betty Drunk
United Kingdom, France 2011

12.02. 17:30 OV Cinema Arsenal 1
18.02. 16:00 OV CinemaxX 5

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Betty Drunk is the second sequence of Laure Prouvost’s The Wanderer, a six-part feature-length film based on a script by artist and collaborator Rory Macbeth, in which he translated Franz Kafka’s novella The Metamorphosis (Die Verwandlung) without a working knowledge of German or the use of dictionaries or online reference. The rudimentary act of translation promotes an impoverishment of narrative, pushing the story to leap from one transition to another. Betty Drunk focuses on the figure of Betty who, in a state of intoxication, delivers a rambling monologue directed alternately at peripheral characters within the film and us, the audience, drinking her way out of all conventional framing: “But still I feel like I am just an image. You can’t touch me, can you? I am just a fucking image!”

Laure Prouvost was born in 1978 in Lille, France. She lives and works in London.

Format: HD
Running time: 14 min