The groundbreaking first feature from the director of Orlando and The Tango Lesson, The Gold Diggers is a key film of early 1980s feminist cinema. Made with an all-woman crew and featuring stunning photography by Babette Mangolte, it embraces a radical and experimental narrative structure. Celeste (Colette Laffont) is a computer clerk in a bank who becomes fascinated by the relationship between money and power. Ruby (Julie Christie) is an enigmatic beauty trapped in fleeting memories of a frozen landscape, on a quest to recover the truth about her own identity. Celeste kidnaps Ruby and starts asking questions that lead to them making links between the star system, economics, and a cinematic riddle that contains them both. Together they begin to unravel the truth about the search for gold and the secrets of personal transformation and freedom.