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Drowning

USA, 1989 (MIFF 1989, Fiction)

Director: Juan Valdivia

VIP death on a highway — corporate world gone mad. Real estate developer drowns on the Chicago Skyway. The powerful and controversial Charles Smith was found dead today in the back seat of his limousine. Drowning is a poetic science fiction narrative that explores a traditional question: reality is not what it often appears to be! It is inspired by the 19S7 poem 'Not Waving, But Drowning' by British poet Stevie Smith and the imaginary world of science fiction writer J. G. Ballard. - (JS)

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