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Espolio

Canada, 1970 (MIFF 1971, Programme 21)

Director: Sidney Goldsmith

The film is based on the poem, in which a carpenter builds a cross and speaks of his pride in his work and his reluctance to be involved with the situations which bring men to die on crosses.

Goldsmith shows a multiplicity of modern creations, any one of which might have evil effect in the hands of the unjust. Where movement is required, he uses multiple exposure, getting a feathered, blurred effect by moving his pen drawings with the camera shutter open.

UNIATEC, Paris 1970

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