"Home is wherever I feel at home – and that might be in a hotel or on a plane or on my way to an unknown destination with a camera and recorder in my bag." - Vivian Ostrovsky


Vivian Ostrovsky started her engagement in cinema as an organizer of women’s film festivals and a distributor of women-made films. This feminist approach can be found in her cinematic practice as well: her films often focus on women who are joyful and independent, indulging in the everyday (Allers-Venues, 1984) or finding a way to express themselves (Losing the Thread, 2014). Her playfulness and curiosity is underlined by the mixture of technologies she uses in her filmmaking, varying from her favourite liberating super-8 format to lighthearted and thoughtful digital collages (Ice/Sea, 2005).

The films of Vivian Ostrovsky are a reflection on her life: they are playful, nomadic, and show a great appreciation for women. Having travelled all over the world, and living a big part of her life in Brazil, her films play with the interconnectedness of continents and people, while hinting at world tensions. Take the plunge and immerse yourself in the colourful worlds of Vivian Ostrovsky!

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