The ground-breaking first feature from the director of Orlando and The Tango Lesson, The Gold Diggers is a key film of early Eighties feminist cinema. Made with an all-woman crew, featuring stunning photography by Babette Magolte and a score by Lindsay Cooper it embraces a radical and experimental narrative structure.
Celeste (Colette Laffont) is a computer clerk in a bank who becomes fascinated by the relationship between gold and power. Ruby (Julie Christie) is an enigmatic film star in quest of her childhood, her memories and the truth about her own identity. As their paths cross they come to sense that there could be a link between the male struggle for economic supremacy and the female ideal of mysterious but impotent beauty.
- Five early works by Sally Potter:
- Jerk (1969, 2 minutes)
- Play (1970, 5 minutes)
- hors doeuvres (1971, 10 minutes)
- Thriller (1979, 32 minutes)
- The London Story (1986, 16 minutes)
- Downloadable PDF files: letters by Sally Potter and Julie Christie; extracts from the original script; original press pack; NFT programme notes by Sally Potter for The Gold Diggers season in 1984 and more.
United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), English ( Subtitles ), ANAMORPHIC WIDESCREEN (1.78:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Anamorphic Widescreen, Black & White, Booklet, Interactive Menu, Scene Access, Short Film, SYNOPSIS: The first feature from Sally Potter, the director of Orlando, The Tango Lesson and The Man Who Cried, is a key film of early Eighties feminist cinema, embracing a radical, experimental structure and made with an all-woman crew. Colette (Colette Laffont), a black French woman working in the City, as a computer operator at a bank, begins to investigate the significance of the figures she copies, despite discouragement from her male bosses, and discovers gold to be the secret key to the circulation of money. Also starring Julie Christie as Ruby, Collette's beautiful companion. SCREENED/AWARDED AT: Berlin International Film Festival, ...The Gold Diggers