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Ballad of Reading Gaol

UK, 1988 (MIFF 1989, Experimental)

Director: Richard Kwientniowski

A film eulogy to Oscar Wilde is created using the words Wilde spoke from the dock of the Old Bailey: "The Love That Dare Not Speak Its Name." It foregrounds homosexual desire and the legislation against it in a visual representation of the words that Wilde uses in this speech. A passionate and refreshing experimental short. - (TC)

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