In a celebrity-obsessed culture, filmmakers often exploit the downfall of a star to amplify the emotional undertones of the fictional films in which they perform. POSTFACE takes a look back at the filmography of Montgomery Clift whose private life and career spiral downward after a 1956 car crash that left his face scarred and partially paralyzed. Like an actor without a face, the video is an exploration of obsolescence, produced by means of analog tape manipulations.

0:47 excerpt of 7:30 | HD | 2011

Distributed by Video Data Bank

Screenings (so far): Kassel Doc Film and Video Festival, IndieLisboa, Seoul International New Media Festival, Curtas Vila do Conde International Film Festival, DocLisboa, Dallas Video Festival, Antimatter Film Festival, CineSonika, Biennial Queer Arts,  Chicago Underground Film Festival, Montreal Underground Film Festival, Milwaukee Underground Film Festival…

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  1. […] POSTFACE won the Gus Van Sant Award for Best Experimental Film at the 2013 Ann Arbor Film Festival. Thanks to the jury: Kevin Jerome Everson, Laida Lertxundi and Marcin Gizycki. […]

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