Postcards

Postcards

Unknown - 1990
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A long-distance love affair is prolonged through a series of postcards in Mark Rappaport’s short film, one of the director’s first experiments in video. The "deliciously ironic" (according to the Los Angeles Times) POSTCARDS tracks a romance played out entirely on assorted mailings written by a separated couple. American tourist spots on one side; heaving romance, misunderstandings, paranoia and sadly-fading passions on the other.. "Mark Rappaport’s POSTCARDS, his first narrative video, charts the dissolution of a romance through crisscrossing postcards and surreal mental landscapes which combine the shifting exteriors of the two characters separate spaces. As in Rappaport’s ironic chamber pieces on film, the tensions between kitsch and tragedy are perfectly poised, but video enriches his palette: the tape is only half an hour, but has the density of a feature."—Jonathan Rosenbaum, Sight & Sound
Publisher: Mark Rappaport, 1990.
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2018.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (streaming video file) (26 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
Additional Contributors: Mark Rappaport (Firm)
Kanopy (Firm)

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