(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 — Allegory No. 43 is a magical realist reworking of the Goldilocks fairytale, centered on a young man of Eastern 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 an 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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