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WORDS AND SILK is an intriguing and peotic journey through the life and creative process of one of Australia's most highly acclaimed fiction wrtiers, Gerald Murnane. This film, presented in two parts, reflects the 'Imaginary' and the 'Real' worlds of Gerald Murnane. IMAGINARY WORLDS depicts, through a myriad of images, Murnane's obsessions and lifelong interests. Dreams, language, colour, horse racing, maps, religion and marbles provide a kaliedoscope that helps understand the source and creative impulse of this outstanding writer. In the second part - REALITY - Murnane speaks to the viewer in a straight forward and honest way about the source and impact of his obsessions and of episodes in his life, especially as a child, that are the wellspring of much of his work. This prize winnning documentary is an entertaining and enlightening film that does a conserable way to revealing the inte

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Gerald Murnane

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Production Completion
Art and culture


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Philip Gerard Tyndall

Selected Awards & Festivals

  • Vancouver International Film Festival
  • San Francisco International Film Festival
  • Houston International Film and Video Festival
  • St Kilda Film Festival
  • San Francisco International Film Festival
  • Festival Dei Popoli