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New Shoes: An Interview in Exactly 5 Minutes

Directed by Ann Marie Fleming
Canada, 1990 (documentary / avant-garde, 5 minutes, colour, English)
Also known as "Des souliers neufs (une entrevue qui dure exactement 5 minutes)"
New Shoes: An Interview in Exactly 5 Minutes
Photo © National Film Board of Canada
Video (National Film Board of Canada)
Video (National Film Board of Canada) [French]

Film Description:
"New Shoes is an interview in exactly five minutes, which gives a candid portrait of a male-female relationship that terminated with dire consequences. Symbolic imagery of a fairy princess intercut with the interview and a temporal distance from the experience itself bring a quick sense of irony to the event. Originally produced as a segment of Five Feminist Minutes [a compilation of fifteen films on feminist issues made by independent Canadian women filmmakers for the National Film Board of Canada's Studio D]."
-- Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre (source)

Film Description:
"Combining astonishing narrative shorthand with heightened visual poetics, [Ann Marie] Fleming traces the trajectory of a love affair gone bad. The romantic ballad My Old Flame has rarely sounded so unsettling."
-- National Film Board of Canada (source)


Film Credits (partial):
Written by: Ann Marie Fleming
Produced by: Ann Marie Fleming
Cinematography: Amanda Forbis
Animation: Ann Marie Fleming
Film Editing: Ann Marie Fleming
(sources)


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