Landslides (1987)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Gender Issues, Philosophy, Sociology  |   Run Time - 75 min.  |   Countries - Australia   |  
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This unusual documentary explores what it means to have a body, what aging and beauty mean to women, and it shows all sorts of bodies from birth to old age, clothed to nude. It even shows a body in the process of enduring a surgical operation and explores the body of the earth, and heavenly bodies as seen in NASA footage. Though it sounds artistic and high-minded beyond bearability, this Australian-made movie proved so popular with audiences during its commercial theatrical run that it had to be held over.




aging, beauty [physical], body-image, earth, operation, women's-issues