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Faint Echoes

Australia, 1988 (MIFF 1989, Experimental)

Director: Paul Winkler

Metaphors explode sometimes. Faint Echoes is concerned with the act of watching and being watched. Crowd scenes from baseball movies are combined with sequences from Triumph of The Will where Hitler greets the people in Nuremburg. These motifs are subject to the contrivances of the filmmaker. Hitler's raised hand is transformed into a candy-coloured phallic symbol which is made to repeat and multiply itself. Familiar conventions are broken down and conveniently reassembled.

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