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A Love of Contradiction

Canada, 1988 (MIFF 1989, Fiction)

Director: Rosamund Owen

What film noir might be like if a woman were to spin the story. It tells of the last night in a relationship between Lindsay, an aspiring actress, and Marcus, her street-wise boyfriend. The man is in the mirror — our gaze is the reverse of film noir. 'Contradictions abound as the players act out the end of their story'. -(TO)

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