The feature-length documentary “In the Mirror of Maya Deren” reconstructs the exciting biography of the legendary artist Maya Deren. Born in Kiev 1917, she was to become a central figure of the American avantgarde after WW II. She is best known for her ground-breaking work in experimental film and as a Voodoun devotee. Following the traces of this important woman pioneer of the 20th century, the film visits the places and people of her life drawing the picture of a modern myth.
In the Mirror of Maya Deren is a sensitive portrait of an artist which examines both her inner and outer worlds while tracing the footsteps of this fascinating personality.
Austria, Switzerland, Germany /2002
Wolfgang Lehner, Stéphane Kuthy
Johannes Rosenberger / Navigator Film, Dschoint Ventschr, TAG/TRAUM
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