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Aileen, my Redhead Girlfriend

By Anne Haugsgjerd

A portrait of a complex friend, painter, exhibitionist and feminist who has settled in the French countryside.

About the film

She has settled in a yard in the farmer’s field. She grows food organically, while the farmer uses pesticides. She lets her four bastard dogs and her chickens run free. And what's even worse is that she wants to decide where the director places the cameras.

About the filmmaker

Anne Haugsgjerd (b. 1944) was originally trained as a graphic artist at the Norwegian School of Crafts and Design, but has been making films since the 1980s. She works in the short film format and in the intersection between fiction and documentary. She herself has described her often humorous and reflective, biographical and self-revealing films as "bastards". Her most famous film Life at Frogner (1986) received both the Amanda nomination and the audience award at the Short Film Festival in Grimstad. Later, she has been presented several times at the renowned Oberhausen short film festival where also More Woman, More Cry premiered.

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