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First Comes Love

USA, 1991 (MIFF 1992, Experimental)

Director: Su Friedrich

Last year's Grand Prix winner Su Friedrich (Sink or Swim), returns with something of a departure from her usual style First Comes Love uses footage shot at weddings, married with a soundtrack of pop-soul romantic clas­sics, to build a pungent comment on wedlock, with one killer punch.

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