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Prophet and Loss

UK, 1988 (MIFF 1989, Animation)

Director: Jonathan Bairstow

A fast-moving animation about thwarted love in a modem technocratic setting. The style is reminiscent of early simple black and white animation, but with a great deal more movement in each frame. Escher-like images are duplicated hip-hop style taking us on a conveyor belt ride through a corporate world awash with technology. — (TC)

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