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In the Garden of Forked Paths

Elusive narratives, traced from Sri Lanka to Atlantis.

Benjamin Cook

The Dragon is the Frame

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  • Director Mary Helena Clark
  • USA 2014
  • 15 mins

An experimental detective film made in remembrance: keeping a diary, footnotes of film history and the puzzle of depression.


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  • Director Gabriel Abrantes
  • Portugal 2014
  • 24 mins

Luís Vaz de Camões, Portuguese poet and national hero, lives in exile in Taprobana (Sri Lanka) and works on the only thing that matters to him: the Portuguese epic poem The Lusiads.

Night Noon

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  • Director Shambhavi Kaul
  • Mexico-USA 2014
  • 11 mins

Unmoving rock collapsed to ocean, geology’s ‘thrust and fold’ becomes the unlikely habitat for two actors’ shadowy encounters with sand, waves, night, desert, dread, calm, trepidation and escape.


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  • Director Ben Russell
  • Malta 2014
  • 23 mins

A documentary portrait of Utopia, loosely framed by Plato’s invocation of the lost continent of Atlantis in 360 BC and its re-resurrection via a 1970s science fiction pulp novel.

We Had the Experience but Missed the Meaning

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  • Director Laida Lertxundi
  • USA 2014
  • 8 mins

Crossing desert and sea, screen and page, between Los Angeles and San Diego, and a moment in a story by Adolfo Bioy Casares.

Total running time 79 mins

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