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ADYNATA

Directed by Leslie Thornton
United States, 1983
Short, Avant-Garde

Synopsis

Deploying fragments of sound and image in a confounding shell-game, Adynata challenges notions of Asian-ness and the East. Thornton, appearing in the guise of a 19th-century Mandarin and his wife, explores oppositions of femininity and masculinity concealed in Orientalist assumptions.

Synopsis

Deploying fragments of sound and image in a confounding shell-game, Adynata challenges notions of Asian-ness and the East. Thornton, appearing in the guise of a 19th-century Mandarin and his wife, explores oppositions of femininity and masculinity concealed in Orientalist assumptions.

Adynata Directed byLeslie Thornton

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