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Forget Me Not

Australia, 1989 (MIFF 1990, Fiction)

Director: Polly Watkins

Ernie has such severe problems with short term memory that his reality is totally confused. This short fiction from Swinburne touches on themes like those in the "documentary" The Man Wlio Mistook His Wife for a Hat. Sound and visual montage recreate a distorted world where wives, lovers, old dogs, sugar bags and the garbage tip are all mixed up in Ernie's Head.
- (TC)

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