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UNICA 2000, ROERMOND
      (Library ref no. 60) Visit the UNICA section of the IAC website (click here) and UNICA's own website (click here). For our report on the event itself - click here.

1. INTRO
Doug Collender, FACI (Northumberland)
An amusing 'opener' which was the introduction to the UK programme at Roermond

Intro
1.mins


2. APOCALYPSE
Michael Goodden (Dorset)
The maker of Mother Earth takes a different look at Man and planet Earth. Set to Holst's 'Jupiter' from The Planets, this contrasts the beauties of Nature with Man's destructive tendencies. Widescreen format.
BAVA Trophy 1997; IAC International Award (Youth) 1997

Documentary
7.mins


3. ROSE
Ron Prosser (West Sussex)
Sophie (Juliet McCrimmon) visits her grandmother, Rose (Pat Smith), now living in an old people's home in the country, but apparently unable to communicate. Sophie is soon to be married, so hopes that her grandmother might be able to be there. Sophie's mother has given her a memento from Rose's past ... This is a nicely written, gentle, somewhat moving, story, with good performances by 'Sophie' and 'Rose'.
Guernsey Lily Highly Commended 1999; IAC Gold Seal 2000; UNICA Bronze Medal 2000

Story
8.mins


4. BETTY & SAM
Peter Dunphy and Daniel Glynn (Northern Ireland)
The elderly couple of the title (Barbara Elbourne, David Pearson) live an extremely hard life, and move their few belongings around in an old pram. When the small village funeral director does not carry out their dying wishes, their ghosts do not lie easy ... Widescreen format.
IAC International Award (Open), Best Open, Best British Open 2000

Story
b&w
12.mins


5. PERFECT
Christopher Mander (Surrey)
Petal (Tina Martin), a rather large young woman married to Stan (Sam Green), who is much older and scruffy, wishes to be slim and beautiful and fantasises about how things might be ... Realistic dialogue enhanced by excellent performances (especially by the leading lady) generate a rather touching mood with nothing 'over the top', which could have happened had it not been for the firm hand of the writer/ director.
IAC Gold Seal 1999; Guernsey Lily Best Script, Best Comedy, Best Acting Award (Tina Martin) 1999; UNICA Gold Medal 2000
(Making of article on IAC website - click here.)

Story
12.mins


6. 1000 COMMITMENTS TO GOD
Pyramid Productions/Dave Cook (Hampshire)
A compelling, if somewhat harrowing, account of the obsessive behaviour of Matthew (Bram Williams), and revealing, via his confidant (Kevin Gower), his mixed-up feelings and fantasies about God, religion, crucifixion and guilt, wherein his Mother (Lorraine Hilton) also appears as a Harlot. This is a dramatised case study from Dr. Judith Rappaport's book The Boy Who Couldn't Stop Washing, examining the condition known as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Directed by Dave Cook.
NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN
CERTAIN SCENES MAY UPSET SOME ADULTS
IAC International Award (Open) 1997; Guernsey Lily Best Photography Award 1997; BAVA Trophy 1997; UNICA Bronze Medal 2000

Story
b&w
11.mins


Total running time 51 mins. DVD

Price:  £2.00 


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