Time Out says

What began as a documentary on sculptress Niki de St Phalle finished up as a fantasy about a woman's attempts to exorcise the influence of her sexually domineering father. It provides an excuse for a whole ragbag of Freudian neuroses, six-foot phalluses in coffins, nubile girls in nun's habits stripping in front of altars, masturbation, some obvious jokes, pretty photography, abysmal acting, and a commentary that reads and sounds like a Home Service children's story for adults. Still, with father looking like a hangover from vaudeville and mother coming on like Jean Harlow, along with a laughably insistent piano score thumping away in the background, any girl would have her problems.

By: CPe


Release details

90 mins

Cast and crew

Peter Whitehead
Peter Whitehead, Niki de St Phalle
Clarisse Rivers
Gwynne Rivers
Mia Martin
Rainer von Dietz
Niki de St Phalle
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