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Alienation

Australia, 1998 (MIFF 1999, Fiction)

Director: Wilma Schinella

This film is anything but boring. The synopsis for this film could be "a couple argue about the man's mother coming to visit"—but alienation is about the shifting borders in relationships. Where are the limits? What happens if you go beyond them? It's a tense, but amusing, ride. The sense of changing space and power is reinforced by the camera and sound design, providing a strongly cinematic experience.

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