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Getting Ready

UK, 1995 (MIFF 1996, Fiction)

Director: Thom Osborn

This is a remarkable debut film from London filmmaker. Thom Osborn in that it has been over thirty years in the making' Osborn shot the original black and white scenes of concert pianist. Frangcon Davies preparing for a performance thirty years ago but never completed his documentary. Recently, he interviewed the pianist and his wife in their Sydney home and intercut their responses with the original footage of that interview. The result is a fascinating look at how the subjects remember and interpret The first intentions of the documentary and their roles in it "Its very difficult for me to live in the present. Actually I ve only been in the present time twice in my life". (Ffrangcon Davies) (IB)

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