Peter Dudar

DP (1982) 16mm, color, 16.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance, History

A photograph of a young man wearing a uniform with the insignia 'DP Police' comes to life as the film's narrator. Against the background of Nazi Germany and Stalinist Russia a story of forced labour, imprisonment and escape unfolds. It is a story of state terror. It is told dispassionately. Meanwhile, in an empty hallway of marble and glass, a dancer cuts violently into the film's heart. Her rage and the film's cool narrative play out an ironic counterpoint as a third element--an impersonal text--layers the film with yet more contradictions. --P. D.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Peter Dudar

Transylvania 1917 (1985) 16mm, color, 20.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater

"TRANSYLVANIA 1917 is a multi-faceted WWI biography--a conscript into the Austro-Hungarian army is wounded and abandoned by his comrades, then shipped as a prisoner of war into Russia during the Revolution. Using dramatic visual effects, the film explores the rich ambiguities of Transylvanian myth and history. Images from pop, folk and high cultures, politics and religion infuse the film with multiple levels of meaning. --P. D.

Rental: $65.00
16mm Rental: $65.00

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