“Another film that has plenty of people in Hollywood talking is Anna Biller’s Viva… the voluptuous sexploitation
story of a bored housewife from the ‘70s swinging her way out of the kitchen and into a world of casual sex. Biller is bringing kinky
back in a way that few women directors have ever dared.” – San Francisco Chronicle
“I am reworking old sexploitation movies from the ‘60s and early ‘70s from a woman's point of view. Vintage sexploitation films
interest me because they revolve around fantasies of a woman's power over the male, her beauty, her desirability, her sex
appeal.” - Writer/Director/Star Anna Biller
Viva is an international festival favorite, cult freak-out, retro spectacle. A bored housewife gets ‘with it’, changes her name to Viva and gets sucked headlong into the sexual revolution. Whether you're looking for alcoholic suburbanites,
stylish sex scenes, a sea of polyester, Hammond organ jams, glitzy show numbers, white horses, blondes in the bathtub, gay
hairdressers, psychedelic animation, or dozens of naked hippies and swingers, Viva delivers it all – and much, much more!
Biller's highly stylized debut feature draws on classic exploitation cinema for its look and characters—right down to the campy and
self-assured performances, the big lighting, the plethora of negligées, and the delirious assortment of Salvation Army ashtrays,
fabrics, and bric-a-brac. With an absurd sense of humor that lets it all hang out, Viva is a tribute to the best of
old-school ‘Adults Only’ cinema.