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Film Festival Reports

ROTTERDAM: CRITICS’CHOICE. DOCTEUR JEKILL ET LES FEMMES

By Tara Judah

Rights holders will always play a part in taste making. But, even as they set the goal posts, others, born of passion and determination, defend and strike back. Sometimes they succeed. We owe these people a great debt of thanks because without them we would never see the likes of Walérian Borowczyk’s Docteur Jekyll et les Femmes.

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Rotterdam

ROTTERDAM 2015: CRITICS’CHOICE. DOCTEUR JEKILL ET LES FEMMES

By Tara Judah

Adrian Martin and Cristina Álvarez López cast their critical eyes across Borowczyk’s (wilfully) forgotten surrealist stunner and created their own audio-visual work, one that I like to think of as the illegitimate lovechild of Edward Hyde and Miss Osbourne, post-bathtub transformation.

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Film Festival Reports

ROTTERDAM: CRITICS’ CHOISE. LIFE ITSELF

By Tara Judah

The image appears to be static, more so since 0s and 1s replaced photochemical film. But even if it is technically sealed, it remains unstable. An image is always in conversation; its referent and meaning are forever in a state of flux.

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