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HOMECOMINGS

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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Diary V 1.0

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Discs

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

CONVERSATIONS WITH MY MOTHER

Conversations with My Mother is an intensely moving, even disturbing encounter between the filmmaker and his mother, as they relive the traumatic years of Dirk's childhood. The family emigrated to ... More »

223

Part of the direct-on-film series a series of films made by working directly on the film surface without a camera. Scratching bleaching, drawing with felt pens, and letraset, are some of the ... More »

Feyers

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 »

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