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For many good reasons, White Fox Mask is a mesmerizing piece of art; but for as many equally important ones -- it may be considered to be boring or rather tiring. Ricky Shane Reid’s second feature film is inspired both by the great Avant-garde of the late twenties and Andrey Tarkovskiy's metaphysical thrillers. And what I like in White Fox Mask -- and would like to focus on -- is this peculiar duality that appears within the plot; the selfhood of its main characters and connotations which echo through my head. Following those two paths, I see a surrealist-like artist from Jean Cocteau's films and the main protagonist from Tarkovskiy's Solaris, both of whom possess the lead character of White Fox Mask, Federico’s (Kentucker Audley) mind. Do we know who this man really is? All that is unveiled about Federico's past is that he is the »

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