"[The Woman at the Keyhole is one] of the most significantcontributions to feminist film theory sin ce the 1970s." --SubStance
..". this intelligent, eminently readable volume putswomen's filmmaking on the main stage.... serves at once as introduction and originalcontribution to the debates structuring the field. Erudite but never obscure, effectively argued but not polemical, The Woman at the Keyhole should prove to be avaluable text for courses on women and cinema." -- TheIndependent
When we imagine a "woman" and a "keyhole," it isusually a woman on the other side of the keyhole, as the proverbial object of thelook, that comes to mind. In this work the author is not necessarily reversing theconventional image, but rather asking what happens when women are situated on bothsides of the keyhole. In all of the films discussed, the threshold between subjectand object, between inside and outside, between virtually all opposing pairs, is acentral figure for the reinvention of cinematic narrative.