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When the Pie was Opened

UK, 1941 (MIFF 1956, Growing Pains)

Director: Len Lye

An imaginatively presented recipe for a vegetable pie. Len Lye is famous for his earlier abstract films, "Trade Tattoo" and "Colour Box" produced for the A.P.O. Film Unit.

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