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Private Imaginings and Narrative Facts
Private Imaginings and Narrative Facts
202 Ratings


Originally entitled Mildered Owens: Toward Fiction after the filmmaker’s mother—featured prominently here—this short film is a silent portrait of a series of unnamed faces in domestic spaces.

Our take

Emmeshing domesticity and fantasy into a kaleidoscopic tapestry of unrealized dreams, Edward Owens’ short places his mother front and center as she assumes the grandiose poses of silent movie stars. Materializing amid the lethargic flickering of images is an aching wish for another life of luxury.