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Mary Mary

Directed by Anna Gronau
Canada, 1989 (avant-garde / fiction, 56 minutes, colour / black and white)

Film Description:
"Presented as an autobiography, Mary Mary interweaves the political with the mythical; visual and textual 'quotes' from other films with fragments of children's stories; and dreams and memories with history. 'M' is an ambiguous figure: an English-Canadian woman filmmaker struggling with the representational structures that form and are formed by her as she tries to make a film. At first her script eludes her. Locked in her room, she becomes tangled in a web of memories, images and stories, quotations and histories. Yet even within these confines (narrative and psychic, as well as architectural) the possibility of new readings is implied. [...]"
-- Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre (source)


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