Skip to main content

The Evil Surprise

Canada, 1994 (MIFF 1995, Experimental)

Director: Francois Miron

A rabid psychedelic mix of 'found' images and sounds often processed through complex optical printing techniques which takes its tone and lundness from the late sixties 'head' or 'trip' movie. From this playful obtuse and at times refreshingly juvenile melange of cultural marginalia, Miron fashions a weirdly conspiratorial essay on meaning in popular culture .

See also...

Drowning in Flames

Once again this Armenian Canadian film maker proves that she is the world s best alchemist of handmade abstract film this time taking on the aesthetic of her contemporaries Mike and Doug Starn. A ... More »

Beluga Crash Blues: un Kinodrame

A suggestion of menace hangs over this film. Verité footage of visitors to an amusement park and Montreal pedestrians going about their daily business is imbued with grinding tension by a brooding ... More »

Imprint

Personal home-movie footage of a family house is subjected to a rich variety of hand manipulations and chemical processes - toning, tinting, ripping, perforating, bleaching, scratching, collaging ... More »

Are You There? Are You Listening?

The ritual of eating is dissected and examined from the point of view of childhood memory. A plate of spaghetti is transformed into an anthropomorphic entity and the family gathered for dinner ... More »

Chimera

This film consists of sections of collected dianstic images amassed through Hoffman's travels. Uluru and an incomplete parliament house for example make floating appearances. These have been gathered ... More »

Jackass Johnny

Peripatetic travelogue, quasi documentary, a discourse on transience. Jackass Johnny crosses the boundaries of the banal and sentimental in pursuit of the Canadian psyche Timelapse sequences tum to ... More »

Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director