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Dream Work

Austria, 2001 (MIFF 2011, Peter Tscherkassky Program One)

Director: Peter Tscherkassky

The final film in the magnificent CinemaScope trilogy, made "in appreciation of the cinematic art of Man Ray", is derived from the same source material as Outer Space but transports us to a multifaceted land of dreams.

Peter Tscherkassky, 11 mins, 2001, 35mm CinemaScope, B&W, Sound

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