Phantom Love

Nina Menkes, USA 2007, 87’
Dissolution Brainwashed: Sex-Camera-Power

An inner female road trip. Lulu, the ice queen, a dealer at a Koreatown, LA, casino lives in a luxury suite where she receives men. She’s haunted by disturbing visions and flashbacks. Aware of repressed emotions, she begins to work with her Shadow in the spirit of Carl Gustav Jung’s psychology.

Nina Menkes Masterclass
12.11, 15:30 KNH6
after the screening of Phantom Love
moderated by Monika Talarczyk

Monika Talarczyk


Bangkok World FF 2007 - Special Jury Prize

Nina Menkes

Nina Menkes is an avant-garde American filmmaker who graduated with a degree in film from the University of California w Los Angeles. She has lectured at University of Southern California, California Institute of the Arts, Tel Aviv University and the Film and Television Institute of India in Pune. Her oeuvre includes eight films that she wrote, directed, and produced and, for many years, her sister Tinka Menkes, was her leading actress, muse and closest associate. Menkes’s films have screened at festivals in Berlin, Sundance, Rotterdam, Locarno as well as the Whitney Museum of American Art and the New York Museum of Modern Art.


1983 Wielki smutek Zohary / The Great Sadness of Zohara (short)

1986 Magdalena Viraga

1991 Królowa diamentów / Queen of Diamonds

1996 Krwawe dziecię / The Bloody Child

2000 The Crazy Bloody Female Center

2005 Masakra / Massaker / Massacre (co-dir.)

2007 Miłość fantomowa / Phantom Love

2012 Rozpad / Hitparkut / Dissolution

2022 Brainwashed: seks, kamera, władza / Brainwashed: Sex-Camera-Power (doc.)

Cast & Crew

director Nina Menkes
screenplay Nina Menkes
cinematography Christopher Soos
editing Nina Menkes
music Rich Ragsdale
cast Marina Shoif, Juliette Marquis, Bobby Naderi
producer Nina Menkes, Kevin Ragsdale, Rich Ragsdale
production KNR Productions, Menkesfilm
sales Arbelos Films
language English, Russian
coloration b&w
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