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From Indigenous visual artist, filmmaker and photographer, Tracey Moffatt: three tales of the supernatural are combined in one extraordinary feature film, rich in virtuosic design, drama and movement.
In her first feature film, Tracey Moffatt stretches our imaginations with the same intensity and dark humour of her photographic work and her two previous short films that have been lauded around the world.
Both of her short films, Nice Coloured Girls and Night Cries: a Rural Tragedy, (available from Ronin Films) gained Moffatt a reputation for vivid, emotionally charged and highly original work – a reputation equalled by her standing as a visual artist in the medium of still photography.
beDevil is an innovative rendering of three childhood mysteries. Moffatt's breathtaking style - drawing on influences as diverse as Vincente Minnelli and Masaki Kobayashi - makes beDevil one of the most dazzling feature debuts in Australian cinema.
beDevil consists of three haunting episodes:
CHOO CHOO CHOO CHOO
LOVIN' THE SPIN I'M IN
VIEW THE TRAILER HERE: vimeo.com/278073722
Writer, Director Tracey Moffatt
"A dazzling tapestry ... distinctly different ... outstanding." - David Stratton, Variety.
"beDevil captures the allusive quality of parochial, local, familial ghost stories, the sort of stories that are passed down through generations, that are repeated and embroidered upon so that eventually they are woven into quotidian discourse and a passing reference can evoke a complex texture of ghostliness." - Lesley Stern, Photofile
See "Carl Vine's Score in beDevil", a chapter by Catherine Summerhayes and Roger Hillman in the book REEL TRACKS, Australian Feature Film Music and Cultural identities, edited by Rebecca Coyle (John Libby Publishing, UK, 2005).
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