Black and Silver

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This radical reworking of an Oscar Wilde tale (The Birthday of the Infanta) based on Velasquez' painting 'Las Meninas', marked the Rabans' first venture into 'experimental narrative' territory. A film of often glacial beauty and formal dexterity, it is also, in its continually looping themes of duplicity, self-deception and loss, a subtle and intuitive essay on the nature of film itself. One of the more successful films from the avant-garde, and for its imagery alone well worth seeing.

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Duration: 75 mins

Cast and crew

Director: William Raban, Marilyn Raban
Screenwriter: William Raban, Marilyn Raban
Cast: Marilyn Raban
Jessica Bennett
Lily Dragalla
Juliette Tully
Roger Tully
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