rebecca 2013

The self is a patchwork of the felt and the unfelt, of presences and absences, of navigable channels around the walled-off numbnesses. Perhaps it’s impossible for anyone short of an enlightened being to carry the weight of all suffering, even to recognize and embrace it, but we make ourselves large or small, here or there, in our empathies.
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Rebecca Solnit, from “Wound,” The Faraway Nearby (Penguin Books, 2013)

Sadness the blue like dusk, the reminder that all things are ephemeral, and that because there is time there is change and that another name for change, if you look back toward what is vanishing in the distance, is loss. But sadness is also beautiful, maybe because it rings so true and goes so deep, because it is about the distances in our lives, the things we lose, the abyss between what the lover and the beloved want and imagine and understand that may widen to become unbridgeable at any moment, the distance between the hope at the outset and the eventual outcome, the journeys we have to travel, including the last one out of being and on past becoming into the unimaginable: the moth flown into the pure dark. Or the flame.

Rebecca Solnit, from “Moths,” The Faraway Nearby (Penguin Books, 2013)

Women Who Kill

Rebecca Blackmore

When teenager Rebecca Blackmore gave birth in her North Carolina home on the 17th of June 2011, she was rushed to hospital, but the baby wasn’t with her. Blackmore told nurses it was a stillborn and the baby was wrapped in her wardrobe. However, when police arrived they noticed the baby had multiple stab wounds.

In 2013, Rebecca Blackmore was sentenced to 10-12 years

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Let’s say that the relationship with directors it’s not always easy. I’ve worked with female directors and I see them more like allies. The male ones tend to idealize you and project their thoughts on you.
Léa Seydoux

Léa Seydoux directed by women filmography:
Mes Copines dir. Sylvie Alme - 2006
The Last Mistress dir. Catherine Breillat - 2007
Dolls and Angels dir. Nora Hamdi - 2008
Lourdes dir. Jessica Hausner - 2009
Dear Prudence dir. Rebecca Zlotowski - 2010
Sister dir. Ursula Meir - 2012
Grand Central dir. Rebecca Zlotowski - 2013