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Tin Jan Istra

Australia, 1994 (MIFF 1994, Experimental)

Director: Lee Smith

Tin Jan Istra, the name of a village in the former Yugoslavia, becomes the starting idea for a scratched and frenetically dancing handpainted mosaic. Forms rise, sink and reform in calligraphic gestures interrupted by found footage scratched into submission.

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