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Curios in Landscape

Australia, 1983 (MIFF 1984)

Director: Klaus Jaritz

A landscape is the result of a continuous battle between weather and time, measured over millions of years. Australia's landscape, the oldest on planet Earth, has the oldest stretch of exposed land, the oldest river, and some of the most ancient curiosities, such as Ayers Rock.

In this dramatic depiction of the geological battle at work,cinematic technique, not action, makes the natural processes unfold. Geology and land formation, normally regarded as slow and invisible processes, are made exciting through an extraordinary sound track and fine camera and editing techniques.

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