Sophie Fiennes

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Sophie Fiennes
Born Sophia Victoria Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes
(1967-02-12) 12 February 1967 (age 49)
Occupation Film director, producer
Parent(s) Mark Fiennes
Jennifer Lash
Relatives Ralph Fiennes (brother)
Martha Fiennes (sister)
Magnus Fiennes (brother)
Joseph Fiennes (brother)
Jacob Fiennes (brother)

Sophia Victoria Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes (/ˈfnz/; born 12 February 1967), known as Sophie Fiennes, is an English film director and producer. She is the sister of actors Joseph Fiennes and Ralph Fiennes, director Martha Fiennes and composer Magnus Fiennes.[1]

Career[edit]

Fiennes managed the UK based dance company The Michael Clark Company from 1992 to 1994 and began making her own films in 1998. With Peter Greenaway she worked on films and TV projects including Drowning by Numbers, The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover and Prospero's Books.

Films[edit]

Show and Tell[edit]

Made for ZDF/Arte is about Les Ballets C. de la B.’s dance performance VSPRS. A the dimensions of ecstasy and trauma that form the core of the performance are captured, whilst interviews with Platel and the dancers themselves are also included.

The Pervert's Guide to Cinema[edit]

Fiennes' documentary The Pervert's Guide to Cinema, is written and presented by the philosopher and psychoanalyst Slavoj Žižek.[2]

Fiennes and Žižek then filmed a followup, The Pervert's Guide to Ideology.[3] The format is similar, with Žižek speaking from within reconstructed scenes from films.[4] This time the films include Full Metal Jacket, Taxi Driver, They Live and The Sound of Music.

Family[edit]

Fiennes is the daughter of the photographer Mark Fiennes and the novelist and painter Jini Fiennes (Jennifer Lash). She is the sister of Ralph, Martha, Magnus, Joseph and Jacob Fiennes.

Awards[edit]

Fiennes was awarded a NESTA fellowship in 2001.

Filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pavan Amara (10 October 2010). "Sophie Fiennes: 'My film is about an artist, not about my name'". Independent. Retrieved 7 May 2015. 
  2. ^ Elizabeth Day (21 September 2013). "Sophie Fiennes: 'Film-goers are bored with being talked down to'". The Guardian. Retrieved 7 May 2015. 
  3. ^ Anne Thompson. Pervert's Guide to Cinema's Fiennes and Zizek Reteam for Pervert's Guide to Ideology. IndieWire. 14 October 2011.
  4. ^ Danny Leigh, "Slavoj Žižek: Blofeld rides again," Guardian, 16 October 2011.

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