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Confessions of a Star Dreamer

USA, 1979 (MIFF 1979)

Director: John Canemaker

A young actress, Diane Gardner, talks about her struggles in the world of show business, while Canemaker's colorful animated images comment on, mirror, and probe hidden meanings in her words.

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