Rotterdam Film Festival

Karen Cinorre – Mayday #IFFR2021

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Women waging war on men.

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11 min. and 40 sec.

PODCAST | Matt Micucci interviews Karen Cinorre, director of the film Mayday.

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A conversation with Karen Cinorre, director of Mayday, recently presented at the 2021 International Film Festival Rotterdam. The film revolves around a young woman who is suddenly catapulted to a parallel universe where a group of women are engaged in an endless war. In this interview, Cinorre talks about the feminist themes of Mayday, her fascination with The Wizard of Oz and how it led to the origins of this movie and more.

Mayday: In the fantasy-action film Mayday, waitress Ana, like some contemporary Alice in Wonderland, crawls into an oven and ends up in an unruly twilit limbo where a war between men and women is being fought. Ana is adopted by three hardened young female soldiers who inhabit a deserted submarine. Like latter-day Sirens, they entice male soldiers onto the rocks using a mayday signal – revenge for what men did to them and their sex.

  • Reporter
    Matt Micucci
  • Guest
    Karen Cinorre
  • Interviewee role
    director
  • Film title
    Mayday
  • Festival section
    Tiger Competition
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