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My Father Died

USA, 1991 (MIFF 1992, Fiction)

Director: Mikkel Beckmen

Years after the event, the narrator recalls being five-years-old when his family gathered for the wake after his father died. Now he is at a cemetery, picnicking with his girlfriend. Flat, home movie images of these two events cut frantically across each other in a bizarre but powerful commentary on loss, pain and the torment that can be let loose by memory. (SB)

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