Großbritannien, 1987
9 minutes
Richard Kwietniowski


    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.

    BIOGRAPHY 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.

    FILMOGRAPHY Richard Kwietniowski (selection)

    2002 Owning Mahowny 1997 Love and Death on Long Island 1992 Actions Speak Louder than Words 1991 Proust's Favorite Fantasy 1991 Cost of Love 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 Interference 1983 Startled Insects Filmwork 



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