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Richard Kwietniowski
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Berlinale Category:
Short Film
Teddy Award:
Best Short Film

ALFALFA is a gay alphabet. It deploys a disarmingly simple structure to create an exhilaratingly complex play of meanings. Each letter of the alphabet is introduced against a blue marbled background in the time honoured formula, "A is for", "B is for". Next there is an image of what the letter stands for.

BIOGRAFIE Richard Kwietniowski

Born in London on 17.3.1957, he studied film at the Universities of Kent and Califor- nia.He began making short experimental films at the beginning of the 1980s and has often worked for British television. In 1988 he received the Silver Berlin Bear for his short film, ALFALFA.His feature film debut, LOVE AND DEATH ON LONG ISLAND, was an international hit on the theatrical circuit.

FILMOGRAFIE Richard Kwietniowski (selection)

2002 Owning Mahowny  1997 Love and Death on Long Island  1992 Actions Speak Louder than Words  1991 Cost of Love  1991 Proust's Favorite Fantasy  1989 Flames of Passion  1988 Ballad of Reading Gaol  1987 Questions in the House  1987 Alfalfa  1986 Next Week's Rent  1986 What's Cooking?  1985 Underworld  1983 Startled Insects Filmwork  1983 Interference 

Richard Kwietniowski

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