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The Shadow and the Substance

Netherlands, 1984 (MIFF 1984)

Director: Paul de Nooijer

A tongue and cheek treatment of mirror images and their relation with the real thing, as represented by a man and a woman interacting. Editing, a series of special effects, and different lenses contribute to a bizarre result. By the makers of ” Touring Holland by Bicycle” which won the Silver Boomerang at the 1983 - Melbourne Film Festival See also...

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