Allegory No. 43, a Short Film

(2005, 15 min.)

A cinematic adaptation of a (now lost) short story from my Newfolk Fairytales and Allegories collection — and possibly a more developed idea I first floated across in an earlier short story, “How to Avoid…”Allegory No. 43 is a magical realist reworking of the Goldilocks fairytale, centered on a young man of Southeastern European origin who, upon returning home after a day at work, finds a strange yet somehow familiar woman sleeping in his bed.

Starring Igor Serdarevic and Una Memisevic and shot almost entirely on location in a rental apartment off Burnaby Street in the West End of Vancouver, Canada, this first-year student film, written, shot and directed by yours truly, is also a quiet exploration of longing, memory, and the weariness in between.

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