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Help! My Snowman's Burning Down

USA, 1964 (MIFF 1965)

Director: Carson Davidson

A man is seated in a bathtub, typing under water — the tub. along with other bathroom fillings, stands on the end of a pier This is his world, but outside intrusions eventually overtake him. A surreahslic. inventive comedy with a lively jazz sound track.

Special Jury Prize, Cannes Festival; Diploma of Merit, Edinburg Festival; Golden Gate Award, San Franscisco Festival; Oscar Nomination.

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