The Lead dress

Australia, 1985

Film
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A beautiful, gothic film about a mother so desperate to keep her daughter at home that she sews her a lead dress which impedes her movement. Shot in black and white without dialogue, the film uses a form of pixillation which, when combined with slow-motion performance, gives the effect of its characters moving in a slow and jerky fashion while cars and people in the background flash past at high speed.

Credits

producer/director

Virginia Murray

Language

English

Duration

00:09:18:00

Colour

Black and White

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