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The Trap

USA, 1988 (MIFF 1989)

Director: Amy Kravitz

The Trap is an experiment in Chiaroscuro — the interplay between light and shade. Constructed from what appears to be charcoal (or pastel) on paper, it gains momentum through subtle editing and superimposition. Using simple means the filmmaker has succeeded in achieving a very delicate mode of abstraction. - (SC)

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