Ms. 45. 1981. USA. Directed by Abel Ferrara. DCP. 80 min.
Often characterized as a cult-classic rape-revenge film, Ms. 45 is also a stunning showcase for the singular talents of Zoë Tamerlis Lund (only 17 years old during filming). Ferrara conveys a deeply complex, feminist vision of what endless violations can push a woman to do, and how she is ultimately misled by her compulsion to end all forms of misogyny.