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Acts of Imagination

Directed by Carolyn Combs
Canada, 2006 (fiction, 88 minutes, colour, English)

Film Description:
"A fundamental mystery overshadows the childhood memories of Katya (Stephanie Hayes) and Slawko (Billy Marchenski). Their parents were murdered in Ukraine and the details remain elusive. Now a young woman, Katya's consciousness is split between past and present, Ukraine and Canada, as she relives her mother's final days to uncover the truth. [...] Director and writer Carolyn Combs has crafted a thematically rich and complex narrative. The central question of the film—is one's history an act of imagination?—is taken out of a theoretical realm and actively explored by the characters. Combs's unvarnished and raw approach to the characters and their world results in an exceptional intimacy."
-- Marguerite Pigott (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Written by: Michael Springate
Produced by: Michael Springate, Carolyn Combs
Principal Cast: Stephanie Hayes, Billy Marchenski, Julian Samuel, Maki Nagisa, Volodymyr Serdyuk
Cinematography: Steven Deneault
Film Editing: Thomas Sabinsky
Music: Randy Raine-Reusch, Ari Snyder
Production Company: Springate-Combs Inc.
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