Scene from the film Drawn and Quartered
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Drawn and Quartered

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In Medieval Europe, a criminal could be “drawn and quartered”, ripped into our four parts by heavy ropes pulled by horses. Here, Sachs appropriates this violent conceit for her own artistic purposes. She and her boyfriend film each other, creating a metaphorical body and a site of intercourse.


  • Original Title
    Drawn and Quartered
  • Direction
  • Cinematography
    Lynne Sachs, John Baker
  • Editing
    Lynne Sachs
  • Runtime
    4 min (1-15 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • United States
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • San Francisco Film Festival
    • RIDM International Documentary Film Festival Montréal
    • Cork Int’l Film Festival
    • Cámara Lúcida Festival Int’l de Cine Contemporáneo is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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