Manufactured Romance: Emotional Ground

Anne Ramsden

1985, 15:00 minutes, colour, English


The third and final part of the Manufactured Romance series, this tape could be said to fall into the genre of "mystery". The two principal "stories" have no conclusive ending, or obvious connection, thus forcing the viewer to construct for her/him-self both the relation between them as well as their possible out come. Candie's character continues to evolve by means of intense self reflection. Woman's power in the symbolic realm is examined, as well as her desire and internalization of domination in patriarchal society. The question of authorship is a theme running throughout the tape, uniting the two seemingly separate stories. Narrative closure is only tentatively suggested.

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