Margaret Atwood: A Word after a Word after a Word is Power (2019)

  • 1h 33m
  • Nancy Lang
  • Peter Raymont

Et passioneret portræt af kvinden bag ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’, den 80-årige forfatter og politiske ildsjæl Margaret Atwood.

Imens autoritære ledere kommer til magten, anti-abort-bevægelser vinder indpas, og klimatruslen lurer i baggrunden, har Margaret Atwoods forfatterskab fået nyt liv. Med tv-versionen af den dystopiske ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ er Atwoods navn blevet cementeret verden over. I denne portrætfilm følger vi den ukuelige 80-årige Atwood på hendes tour verden rundt i forbindelse med den længe ventede udgivelse af ‘The Testaments’, der netop er udkommet på dansk med titlen ‘Gileads Døtre’. Filmen giver os et hjertevarmt indblik i et liv centreret omkring Atwoods passion for litteratur, politik og natur.

A passionate portrait of the woman behind ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’, the 80-year-old author and political firebrand Margaret Atwood.

As authoritarian leaders are coming to power, anti-abortion movements are gaining ground and the climate threat is lurking in the background, Margaret Atwood’s work has experienced a revival. With the TV version of the dystopian ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’, Atwood’s name has been cemented worldwide. In this portrait film, we follow the indomitable 80-year-old Atwood on her tour around the world in connection with the long-awaited release of ‘The Testaments’. The film gives us a heart-warming insight into a life centred around Atwood’s passion for literature, politics and nature. Through archive footage and interviews, we are shown a picture of a woman who throughout her life has said what she means – and put actions behind her words.

LIVE-DEBAT: Vi holder online forfattersalon, når forfatterne Ursula Andkjær Olsen, Siri Ranva Hjelm og Dennis Gade Kofod taler om Margaret Atwoods forfatterskab og dystopiens kritiske potentiale i lyrik og tegneserier. Moderator: Litteraturanmelder Kamilla Löfström (Information).

Director

Nancy Lang

Director

Peter Raymont

Producer

Nancy Lang

Producer

Peter Raymont

Language(s)

English

Bonus Content

43 mins
Margaret Atwood (Live-debat)

Har Margaret Atwood skabt en ny genre af dystopi-litteratur?

Mød forfatterne Ursula Andkjær Olsen, Siri Ranva Hjelm og Dennis Gade Kofod. Moderator: Litteraturanmelder Kamilla Löfström (Information).