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Notes for a Film about Donna and Gail

Canada, 1966 (MIFF 1967, Programme 13)

Director: Don Owen

This film is a character study of the two girls, Donna and Gail, showing the currents that brought them together and revealing the differences in their natures — contradictions that first attracted them and finally drove them apart.

Because it induces thought about the nature of loneliness and the incom­pleteness of people generally, this story reflects in some degree the situation of anyone who has shared the life of someone else.

Award, Montreal Festival.

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