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Benjamin Franklin Wedekind

UK, 1988 (MIFF 1989, Experimental)

Director: George Snow, Micha Borgese

An 'automated biography'. Wedekind was the German precursor of Brecht and the Weimar theatre. Born in 1864, he was imprisoned in 1899 for insulting the Kaiser. George Snow is a respected computer illustrator, and maker of rock-videos for the Art of Noise. Micha Bergese is a leading contemporary dance artist in the UK.

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Ballad of Reading Gaol

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Coffee Coloured Children

UK, 1988
Coffee Coloured Children attempts to approach a social statement through an experimental framework. Two black children are brought up by a white mother in an urban housing estate. Their situation is … More »

Eat

Australia, 1988
The atmosphere is seedy and nocturnal. Its content takes on a variety of references each related to instinct and daily survival. Waking up, eating, money, sex, drugs, death, the ephemeral nature of n… More »

L'Etreinte

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An erotic dance. An act of love. A bodily confrontation. ... From Raul Ruiz's Maison de la Culture at Le Havre. ... More »

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