NARRATIVE + ETHNOFICTION FILMS
Mavi Phillips creates ethno-fiction and narrative films that are surrealist cathartic journeys of self discovery. She is an autonomous filmmaker who writes, directs, and produces her own films, which have sprawled across France, Morocco, Hungary, Italy, and the USA.
As a female filmmaker writing stories about women, she wants to change the way we see female sexuality, giving it a voice in a society who views women primarily through a male gaze, helping to shape the female erotic gaze. While she creates ethno-fictions to investigate innate universal behaviors, under the belief that by studying one culture one can shed light on humanity as a whole.
Her films blur fiction/nonfiction, cinematic/ethnographic, stylized/mundane, conscious/subconscious, art/life, in hopes this will enter viewers on a journey of self-discovery alongside her characters, inspiring them to discover something more primal and true, within and without.
A short film shot in Italy, 'Pluck' follows a young woman on a journey of self discovery through the Italian countryside. As she explores herself through sexuality and spirtuality, she discovers the unexpected about the village and herself.
THE MIRROR THAT FELL TO EARTH
Combining fiction + nonfiction, 'The Mirror That Fell To Earth' turns the Busojaras Festival into a dystopian end of the world.
LA PETITE MORT
Chantal is bored with the mundanity of everyday life and her sexual routine. Seeking excitement, she lets her mind drift, revealing an increasingly surreal, animalistic world. On her voyage, she stumbles upon a mysterious stranger, who may or may not be the remedy she seeks.