Not A Jealous Bone

Cecelia Condit

1987, 11:00 minutes, colour, English


In the feminist fairy tale Not A Jealous Bone, an old woman Sophie, is ecstatically happy because she has found a bone that she believes will give her eternal youth. A younger woman becomes jealous of her newfound zest for life; Sophie will have to remain ever-vigilant if she wants to benefit from the powers of the bone. Accompanied by a musical narration, this melodrama unmasks the trauma of aging and proposes a reassertion of the female self.

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