Penthesilea, the first of six films made by Laura Mulvey and Peter Wollen, traverses thousands of years to look at the image of the Amazonian woman in myth. It asks, among other questions, is the Amazonian woman a rare strong female image or is she a figure derived from male phantasy? The film explores the complexities of such questions, but does not seek any concrete answers.
RELEASED: January 1, 1974
RUNTIME: 99 mins
DIRECTORS: Peter Wollen, Laura Mulvey
WRITERS: Peter Wollen + 2 more
COUNTRY: United Kingdom
STUDIO: Laura Mulvey-Peter Wollen
GENRES: Documentary, History