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The Hart of London (1970)

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A surreal sequence of images of nature and London, Ontario, life and death.

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Difficult to watch, but rewarding...
27 September 1999 | by (Vancouver, Canada) – See all my reviews

This film was more difficult to watch than any other film I have ever seen. The first half an hour is almost completely over-exposed, so that you can barely make out any images at all. After a while, you start to see things that aren't there. All of a sudden, you're treated to some of the most disturbing imagery I have ever seen in any movie (including Brakhage's The Act of Seeing With One's Own Eyes), followed by serenity--a very strange progression. But it's worth seeing for the effect it has on your perception and understanding of yourself in relation to the filmmaker as he searches for the heart of London, Ontario.


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