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Saturday

Australia, 1979 (MIFF 1991, Retrospectives)

Director: Dean Semler

Semler (who won this year's Best Cinematography Oscar for Dances With Wolves) was an important part of Film Australia during the 70's, shooting numerous films and directing two shorts. Saturday is his best work. A film of charm and astute observation, we see a farming family from Lake Cargellico spend Saturday in town. A film of simplicity that displays humor, understanding of its subject and, of course a great visual sense.

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