On the murderer’s side

    ABUSE: Three survivors of domestic violence who have murdered their abusers are given a chance to tell their stories.

    Look what you made me do (2022) by Coco Schrijber is a feministic provocation, an aesthetic critique highlighting the systematic oppression of women, and a statement for women’s rights to defend themselves. The director follows three protagonists who have killed their abusive partners. Schrijber does not judge the murderers – on the contrary, she invites the spectator to hear their story, identify with them, and understand their decision.

    Look What You Made Me Do, a film by Coco Schrijber
    Look What You Made Me Do, a film by Coco Schrijber

    Systematic violence

    Violence against women seems to be universal. Current-day news is filled with images of women joining in creative protests against the rape and abuse of Ukrainian girls and women perpetrated by the Russian soldiers. Images of tens, sometimes hundreds of women dressed in red-stained underpants make the world aware of the brutality women are experiencing in the barbaric war.

    However, abuse is not limited to conflict zones. Paradoxically, women are most often hurt by their closest ones – their lovers, partners, husbands, as . . .

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