Rent Viva (2008)

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Synopsis:
Cult, campy and carnal! "Viva" is the acclaimed new retro sexploitation epic created by Indie feminist director Anna Biller. Meticulously photographed and vibrantly stylised, Biller presents a contemporary homage to the classic sixties sexploitation extravaganzas made famous by directors such as Russ Meyer, Doris Wishman and Radley Metzger. 'Viva' details the story of Barbie (played by Biller), a bored housewife whose search for sexual thrills leads to an odyssey of swinging sexual liaisons, orgies and kinky countercultural kicks.
By revisiting 'classic' sexploitation through a cool, contemporary and cerebral feminist lens, Biller's film provides both a seductive sixties scenario as well as a self-reflexive and savvy commentary on the so-called sexual revolution of the psychedelic decade. 'Viva' combines Playboy chic with postmodern commentary, feminism with freak-out retro sexual spectacle. Welcome to the vivacious and visually stylised world of Viva!
Actors:
, , , , , , , Cole Chipman, , Andrea Lain, , , , , Carole Balkan, Rob Scott, Damon Wellner, Corky Parks, Evan Spector, Barbara Ann Duffy
Directors:
Producers:
Anna Biller, Jared Sanford
Writers:
Anna Biller
Studio:
Nouveaux Pictures
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Music & Musicals, Romance
BBFC:
Release Date:
06/07/2009
Run Time:
120 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
None
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Exotic Slide Show
  • Behind the Scene Footage with Narration by Director Anna Biller
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
31/05/2021
Run Time:
123 minutes
Languages:
English LPCM Stereo
Subtitles:
None
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B

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Reviews (1) of Viva

Macho sexism stripped bare - Viva review by TE

Spoiler Alert
25/06/2021

'Viva' was the first full length feature by Anna Biller, whose 'Love Witch' is a similar high-camp 1960s sexploitation parody. Biller takes the lead role in 'Viva', giving a suitably mannered performance, complete with a haughty scowl and a wardrobe full of gaudy costumes.

It's a fun film which supposedly carries a feminist message, though it would have just as much impact if edited down to a couple of comic sketches.

Biller apparently drew her inspiration from the pages of old Playboy magazines, and she is very good at conveying that garish, plastic world, with all its shiny sexism and slightly sinister hyper-reality.

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