MS. 45

MS. 45

  • Directed by Abel Ferrara
  • Starring Zoë Tamerlis, Steve Singer, Jack Thibeau, Peter Yellen
  • SILK & BULLETS - The Sisterhoods of Revenge
  • 1981 | 80mins | USA | (18)

Abel Ferrara's (Bad Lieutenant, King Of New York) 1981 revenge thriller classic Ms. 45 follows a mute garment-district seamstress -- played by the late model/actress/musician/screenwriter Zoë Lund -- who after falling victim to multiple unspeakable assaults, ignites her one-woman homicidal rampage against New York City's entire male population.

Presented as part of "Silk and Bullets: The Sisterhoods of Revenge".

The season brings together four female revenge tales spanning the decades from the 60s to the 90s. Cinematic boundaries blur as the French New Wave merges with Hitchcock-esque suspense, alongside a Japanese pinky violence extravaganza, an audacious Hong Kong psychological thriller gem, and a standout US cult classic. Going beyond the complexities of sex exploitation, the films vividly portray the transformation of female protagonists, resonating with the strength of resilience and empowerment.

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Curated by Chun Chun Wong. Presented in partnership with the National Film & Television School.