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Light Years (DVD)


by Gunvor Nelson

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The Swedish-American artist Gunvor Nelson figures among the most important experimental filmmakers of her generation. Her work considerably influenced the New American Cinema at the end of the 1960s, as much by its themes (women, the body, memory, dreams) as by its formal investigations (animation, collage, found footage).

The films and the essay contained in this box set reflect a half-century of evolution in media and technique. From her first experimental films made in California to her more recent Swedish films and video, material fictions joyously exalt in a fireworks of sensations.

“The films of Gunvor Nelson are saturated with a restless, offhand elegance.” - James Irwin 

“I have made both surrealistic and expressionistic films, but I prefer the term ‘personal film.’ That is what it is about.” - Gunvor Nelson

This DVD Contains:

  • Fog Pumas, 1967, 23 min
  • Frame Line, 1983-2014, 22 min
  • Light Years, 1987, 25 min
  • Before Need Redressed, 1994, 40 min

All rights of the producer and of the owner of the work are reserved. Unless authorized by the rights holder, no duplication, hiring, lending or public screenings are allowed. For institutional purchase please contact Re:Voir directly.

  • Includes a 124-page book of interviews and critical articles by Julie Savelli, lecturer in film studies at the University of Montpellier 3. Her research focuses on creative consciousness and more specifically on the evolution of the documentary act.
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    SKU 3493551101161
    Product contents 1 disc + 124 page book
    Year 1967-2014 (DVD 2015)
    Director Nelson, Gunvor
    Format DVD, Paperback
    Publisher(s) Re:Voir
    Countries USA
    Colour Colour / B&W
    Sound Sound
    Subtitles French
    Language(s) English
    Running time 110 min
    DVD region 0, PAL
    Certificate N/a
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