Nigel Wingrove

  • Nigel Wingrove – Axel (1989)

    1981-1990EroticaNigel WingroveShort FilmUnited Kingdom

    The girl is assisted to her feet and has a bird’s head placed on her. The girl is led to another figure who is wearing a horse’s head. The bird’s head is removed after the horse head and bird size each other up. The girl is the left by herself. She wanders into a fog bank and lands on the ground. She sees an angel. The angel frees her from her mortal bonds.Read More »

  • Nigel Wingrove – Visions of Ecstasy (1989)

    United Kingdom1981-1990ArthouseExperimentalNigel Wingrove

    Visions of Ecstasy is a 1989 short film that became the only work to be refused a certification by the British Board of Film Classification on the grounds of blasphemy. The film, which was directed by Nigel Wingrove, was banned because it featured sexualised scenes of Saint Teresa of Ávila with the body of Jesus on the cross. It contains a fantasy scene in which the figure of St Teresa of Avila caresses the body of the crucified Christ and apparently has sex with him. The BBFC felt that any release of the film could be liable for prosecution under the common law offence of blasphemous libel.Read More »

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