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My Name is Oona

Rental Format(s): 16mm film

"But the revelation of the program is Gunvor Nelson, true poetess of the visual cinema. MY NAME IS OONA captures in haunting, intensely lyrical images fragments of the coming to consciousness of a child girl. A series of extremely brief flashes of her moving through night-lit space or woods in sensuous negative, separated by rapid fades into blackness, burst upon us like a fairy-tale princess, with a late sun only partially outlining her and the animal in silvery filigree against the encroaching darkness; one of the most perfect recent examples of poetic cinema. Throughout the entire film, the girl, compulsively and as if in awe, repeats her name, until it becomes a magic incantation of self-realization." - Amos Vogel, The Village Voice

"It is one of the first filmic masterpieces of the new wave films." - Larry Jordan

Exhibition: Oberhausen Film Festival; BBC TV; CBS TV; Cannes Film Festival. Sold to French TV.

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16mm film $35.00  

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