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By Attrition

Canada, 1986 (MIFF 1989, Fiction)

Director: Jeanne Crépeau, Stephen Fortin

Having met, two women discuss their relationship. One compares their time together with a pair of old socks; one wonders whether lips wear out from kissing the same person. They are still in love. A stylistic short — a light-hearted lesbian love story.

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