Mary Stephen – Editing Makes the Film
We introduce the renowned editor Mary Stephen who edited the filmed material of over fifty international film productions, worked for Éric Rohmer, and most recently for the Japanese director Yoichiro Okutani. The latter work is a re-edit of his documentary “Odoriko”, which he edited himself, which will premiere at DOK Leipzig under the title “Nude at Heart”. We juxtapose the director’s cut with the editor’s cut. Where, between menial craft and creative co-authorship, does Mary Stephen see her role?