Affairs of the Art

Short Animation

Country: United Kingdom, Canada
Year: 2020
Language: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish
Runtime: 16 mins.

How many obsessions can one family have? In Joanna Quinn and Les Mills’ Affairs of the Art, we reconnect with Beryl, the working-class heroine who not only reveals her own obsession with drawing but exposes the addictions of her eccentric family, which include pickling, screw threads and pet taxidermy.

Joanna Quinn

Joanna Quinn is one of Britain’s most distinctive animators. Her first film, Girls Night Out (1987), featuring working-class heroine Beryl, was a humorous riposte to machismo and a celebration of uninhibited female sexuality that won three major awards at Annecy. Since introducing audiences to Beryl, Joanna and her writing and producing partner, Les Mills, have created three more personal films about her: Body Beautiful, Dreams and Desires: Family Ties, and Beryl’s newest adventure, Affairs of the Art. The politics of gender and oppression, along with Joanna’s obsessive fascination and delight with exploring the eccentricities of the female body, remain the central themes of their work together. Joanna’s dynamic, fluid style makes her animation vibrant, energetic and unique.

Director: Joanna Quinn
Production: Les Mills (Beryl Productions International), Michael Fukushima (National Film Board of Canada).
Screenplay: Les Mills.


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