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Australia, 1988 (MIFF 1988, Documentary)

Director: Dirk de Bruyn

Dirk De Bruyn has made a number of distinctive (usually short) experimental films since the 70's. Homecomings an avant garde examination/diary of the filmmaker's roots is by far his most ambitious film to date

In 1983, De Bruyn and his wife and two sons returned to The Netherlands, 25 years after he had migrated with his parents to Australia as an eight year old

The film uses a wide spectrum of film styles and techniques (including elaborate time-lapse photography and animation} to explore and develop the diary form of filmmaking which the filmmaker sees as a form ideally suited to a personal cinema.

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EXPERIMENTS

Australia, 1981
This is a two-screen work which is the latest film of filmmaker, Dirk de Bruyn. ... More »

Feyers

Australia, 1979
Staring into a fire brings on a certain mood. Feyers tries to capture this by intensely re-working some film of a fire (through hand-tinting, animation, editing, flicker-effects and re-filming), and … More »

Discs

Australia, 1983
A pixilated spin through a film -maker's record collection. ... More »

Farm

Australia, 1985
Time lapse photography illuminates the many moods of a Dutch landscape over a four month period. ... More »

Light Play

Australia, 1984
Part of the direct-on-film series a series ol films made without a Camera but by working directly on the film's surface by scratching, dyeing bleaching drawing with fell pens This film is a kaleidosc… More »

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