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Phillip Barker's Strange Universe I: 1984-2008
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A Temporary Arrangement

Nominees and Awards


The film began as an experiment: to study the human form suspended in a body of water — a search for commonality. It was also an attempt to express the complexities within an individual, the multiple points of view of the human psyche. During filming, a shift occurred in the agenda. Individual dramas unfolded as each person had to confront their ability — or inability — to relinquish control to the water. Looking repeatedly at these scenes during and since editing, I am awed by what I see — evidence of the impermanence of life, and the resilience of human nature.




Phillip BARKER

Phillip BARKER was born in 1955 in UK. His works traverse short films and art installations, and he is also filmmaker Atom EGOYAN’s long-time production designer. In 2017, his film Shadow Nettes won Best Canadian Short at the Vancouver International Film Festival. A worldwide tour of "Strange Machines", a retrospective of his works, began in 2019.


Cinema Auditorium Time Notes Tickets
Century Asia Cinemas 2F 4 2022/10/21 Friday 17:10
NEIWEI ARTS CENTER reel two 2022/10/24 Monday 20:50
Century Asia Cinemas 2F 4 2022/10/26 Wednesday 22:00

※ Notes:    With filmmakers' attendance/talks    Non-English language films without Chinese subtitles