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I Love You

Sarah Miles
1990
1 min Black and White 16mm

I Love You

'A fugitive feminist in fur.'

The message 'I Love You', with all its power, is directed by Sarah Miles straight to the viewer. In her tragicomic fable the stereotypic bunny girl struggles for supremacy with the anarchic hare symbol of enlightenment and incarnation.
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We cannot defy the importance of love and nature. Throughout the centuries the hare has survived despite all men can do to them. Hare Girl like the crazy cross dressing Bugs Bunny, non conformist; mixture of wisdom and stupidity, mediator to the unseen environment, my inspiration. SM

'In fables the figure of the fugitive girl in animal disguise stood not for the rejection of sexuality but the condition of it. The wronged and runaway daughter has been violated and is exiled outside society.' Marina Warner.

Lighting Camera: Seamus McGarvey Editor: Gabriela Enis
Stills: John Miles
Broadcast: BBC 2, Canal Plus, British School in Rome Touring, Tate Britain

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