The Blazing World

Year2013 Duration19' AddressJessica Bardsley WriterJessica Bardsley EditorJessica Bardsley



2013 Visions du Réel / 2013 RIDM Montréal / 2013 CPH:DOX / 2013 Kasseler Dokfest / 2014 Ann Arbor Film Festival / 2014 Rencontres Internationales Paris-Berlin-Madrid / 2014 International Filmmaker Festival Milano

Spanish premiere

This is a first person essay on kleptomania, with Winona Ryder as a mirror of the author, who turns the film into a personal confession on the fine line that separates the tendency to shoplift and depression. A film about theft that is built using images stolen from other films.  

Jessica Bardsley


Jem Cohen

Jessica Bardsley is a film artist whose work has screened across the U.S. and internationally at festivals like RIDM, CPH:DOX, Visions du Réel, Antimatter Film Festival, European Media Arts Festival, Kasseler Dokfest, Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid, Rooftop Films and more. She has won awards such as the Grand Prix at 25FPS and the Eileen Maitland Award at the Ann Arbor Film Festival. She is a PhD student in Film and Visual Studies at Harvard University.


  • Lie Back and Enjoy It: A Film about JoAnn Elam (2012)
  • The Art of Catching (2011)
  • The Commoners (2009)


Jessica Bardsley

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