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Figures in a Landscape

UK, 1953 (MIFF 1956, Chiaroscuro)

Director: Dudley Shaw Ashton

Subtitled "Cornwall and the Sculpture of Barbara Hepworth," this film is not only a study of the work of the artist but is also an analysis of the influence on her work.

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