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Seats Two

Netherlands, 1970 (MIFF 1971, Programme 37)

Director: Frans Zwartjes

Two girls nestle beside each other on a couch and try desperately to conceal their mutual craving. Sexuality is suggested through the weird rhythm of the film's editing and the tactile quality of the images.

FIPRESCI Prize, Oberhausen

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