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THE CONFESSIONS OF AMANS

USA, 1976 (MIFF 1977)

Director: Gregory Nava

This mediaeval tragedy, shot in 16 mm, was made on a budget of only $23,000 It tells a classic tale of illicit love the hero, Amans, studies at a student-run university, and has high ideals about living and loving He is an able scholar, a political activist, who turns to drinking and gambling for relaxation.

After leaving the university, he becomes tutor to the wife of a knight The knight goes off to war, and his lady and the scholar fall in love Their liaison has tragic consequences after the husband is at first reported killed, then returns, a cripple.

Amans becomes a wanderer and travels to the east to study with Arabian philosophers Eventually, he returns to the knight's castle and discovers that his own past is no longer a part of him.

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