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51st Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Desperatly Seeking Susan

Fortnight 1985, Feature film, 1h44


I am interested in the way we live now and the conflicts in American Culture. Desperately Seeking Susan shows two different worlds: Bohemia and Suburba, and I tried to look at them both from a satirical point of view. The film is also about two different women: Susan, the « bad girl », and Roberta the « good girl » who is stuck in her environment and feels she wants to be some place else. I identify with both characters and I was intrigued by the idea of a woman becoming so obsessed with another woman that she takes on her identity. It is a fairy tale like Alice in Wonderland. An innocent sees a curious creature and follows her into another world. Susan Seidelman


Susan Seidelman

Aidan Quinn
Anna Levine
Laurie Metclaf
Mark Blum
Robert Joy
Rosanna Arquette
Will Patton

Leora Barish

Edward Lachman

Andrew Mondshein

Thomas Newman

Production : Sandford/Pillsbury Productions, USA Vente à l’étranger : Orion Pictures, USA Distribution e France : Twentieth Century Fox

Title in Original Version : Recherche Susan Désespérement