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By the Lake

France, 1994 (MIFF 1994, Experimental)

Director: Patrick Bokanowski

A return to the picnic setting favoured by French painters such as Seurat and Manet more than a century ago but long since passed into postcard pop. Using optical manipulation and subtle colour tones, Bokanowski liquifies the scene into a gently intoxicated interplay of light, shape and movement, evoking the slight hallucinatory strangeness of a long aprés-midi.

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