Cat Swallows Parakeet and Speaks! (1996)
76 min | Drama

Cat Swallows Parakeet and Speaks!, Ileana Pietrobruno's triumph of mid-vaginal modernism masterfully confronts the surreal nature of societal attitudes towards the female body. Beautifully shot at Riverview Hospital (formerly an insane ...See moreCat Swallows Parakeet and Speaks!, Ileana Pietrobruno's triumph of mid-vaginal modernism masterfully confronts the surreal nature of societal attitudes towards the female body. Beautifully shot at Riverview Hospital (formerly an insane asylum), the film follows the journey of Scheherazade, a young model attempting to insulate herself from paternalistic and sinister medicalization throught the re-telling of tabloid tales. Replete with lesbians, anorexics, necrophillic undertones and a deluge of menstrual blood, Pietrobruno's febrile fable contains enough raw passion to ignite the sensiblities of even the most faded feminists. Written by Ileana Pietrobruno See less
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Updated Sep 12, 1996

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Sep 12, 1996 (Canada)

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Rachel Cronin
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Alex Ferguson
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Tara Frederick
Scheherazade Scheherazade   See fewer
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Mina E. Mina
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Christine Taylor
Ballerina Ballerina   See fewer
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7.2 / 10 | 40 votes