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BEDEVIL

Australia, 1993 (MIFF 1993)

Director: Tracey Moffatt

Bedevil. Hell in three parts. And never before has hell been quite so exhilarating. Drawing together a trio of very different stories, each turning on a mystery, Tracey Moffatt's much anticipated debut feature is a stunning visual assault which envelops the ideas she initiated in her short film, Night Cries (MFF '90 award-winner).

Each story is a potent evocation of a ghostly tale; set in the 60s, Mister Chuck plumbs the depths of the secret about a missing US soldier; Choo, Choo, Choo explores the apparition of time and place through the ephemeral presence of a young girl; and Lovin' the Spin I'm In is a tragic tale of desire and murder.

Each chapter delves into absence, loss and death, as the characters are literally haunted by the past, and the present is bewitched by memories.

See also...

Nice Coloured Girls

Australia, 1987
"Nice Coloured Girls is an experimental film dealing with European men's first confrontations with Aboriginal women 200 years ago This is juxtaposed with some present day Aboriginal women's urban rit… More »

Night Cries: A Rural Tragedy

Australia, 1989
Night Cries is the latest experimental work by the talented Aboriginal filmmaker, Tracey Moffat. This breathtakingiy visual film, set in an abandoned and decaying homestead in the middle of the deser… More »

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