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Old Houses

Directed by Kim Ondaatje
Canada, 1978 (avant-garde, 27 minutes, colour, English)

Film Description:
"A lyrical film in which the houses themselves are the stars. They appear in all seasons accompanied by intimate Schubert compositions played on the piano. The camera moves in to detail windows, doors, verandahs, wood, stone and brickwork and each shot is as carefully composed as one of Ondaatje's paintings."
-- Library and Archives Canada (source)

Film Description [in French] :
"Un film lyrique qui met en vedette de vieilles maisons."
-- Jana Vosikovska (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Produced by: Kim Ondaatje
Film Editing: Kim Ondaatje

Quote by the Director

"In Old Houses, I faced the challenge of absolutely static subjects and made a moving picture. My work is all mood. I love to point my camera and watch the light change on walls, tapestries, furniture. Nothing is hurried."
-- Kim Ondaatje (source)

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