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Drama piece rushes.

Date
1967
  • Film


About this work

Description

Surreal, pre-Raphaelite influenced drama piece showing a child dressed as a fairy being given 'medicines' by a young woman shot with a sepia tone. The young woman dancing and peeling 'skin'. Young girl in ornate bed in an ornate room but with prison bars. The girl then lies in a 'coffin', which is carried away by four male dancers in red frock coats and then carried through a garden in a torchlight ceremony. There are shots of the young woman falling in a lily pond at night, as though dead. With a crashing electronic score.

Publication/Creation

1967.

Physical description

1 film reel (07 min.) : sound, colour, 16 mm

Copyright note

Unknown.

Notes

Duped in 1967 from original negative.
This film forms part of a group of films donated to the Wellcome Trust in 2006 by The British Medical Association.

Type/Technique

Languages

  • English


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