Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Bechdel Test - Archipelego

Name of film
Archipelago

Were there two or more named women in the film?
Yes

Did the women talk to each other?
Yes

... about something other than a man?
Yes

Was the director male or female?
female

Comments
Film touching on class issues and middle class discontent. Featuring three main female characters, one in a subordinate position as a chef to the family which featured a mother, troubled daughter and 'lost' (trying to find his way in the world) son, as well as a 'thoughtful' older male family friend character. Interesting portrayal of awkward everyday interactions, of adult sibling rivalry between brother and sister in the context of a family holiday as well as of a mother awaiting the arrival of her husband in vain.

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