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FILM (dzama)

Year: 2001
Language: English
Format: 16mm Black & White
Runtime: 23 min
Director: deco dawson
Producer: deco dawson
Executive Producer: Wayne Baerwaldt
Writer: deco dawson
Cinematographer: deco dawson
Editor: deco dawson
Sound: deco dawson
Music: Domain Domain
Cast: Maurice Dzama, Helen Gair, Owen Pangman, Myles Langlois
Production Company: Plug In, Endstop and Elsewhere

This absurdist, fictional biography of real-life pop artist Marcel Dzama represents director deco dawson’s attempt to rekindle the long-lost form of surrealist cinema made popular in the twenties by Salvador Dali, Luis Buñuel and Man Ray. The visually elliptical, black-and-white experimental film was named Best Canadian Short Film at the Toronto International Film Festival® in 2001.

By: Andrew McIntosh