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28

USA, 1997 (MIFF 1998, Experimental)

Director: Greg Sax

A kind of alternative Eden where nature can be cultivated and an encounter can take your breath away, the romanticised paradise at the centre of 28 contrasts with the urban interior loft apartment setting of its imagining. The caustic irony of Sax's previous film 27 (MIFF 1996) has given way to a gentle melancholia. While whether this episode represents remembered idyll or idealised love is not made entirely clear, there is clearly a sense of yearning that underscores its subtly camp vision.

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