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Instructions for a Light and Sound Machine

(MIFF 2005, experimental)

Director: Peter Tscherkassky

Walking down the street, our hero realises he is at the mercy of the filmmaker! A meditation on the life and death of cinema, this captivating film, which screened in Directors' Fortnight, Cannes this year, attempts to transform a Roman Western into a Greek tragedy.
D/P/S Peter Tscherkassky WS Sixpack Film L no dialogue TD 35mm/ B&W/2004/17mins

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