The films of Bill Mousoulis
(1986, 10 mins, Super-8, color, sound on film)
Assistant Director: Mark La Rosa ; Lighting: Matthew Rees.
Featuring: Matthew Rees, Georgina Campbell, Anita Campbell, Barry Branchflower.
Genre: narrative drama
Synopsis: A man and a woman prepare to go to work in the morning.
Available on DVD for purchase as part of
or as part of Super Dreams
Creative synopsis: A guy and a girl, a secret and a world ...
Screenings: 20, including: Melbourne International Film Festival, June 1986; 1st Melbourne Super-8 Film Festival, Aug 1986; Fringe Film and Video Festival, Oct 1986; 7th Sydney Super-8 Film Festival (and in Bris), Nov 1986; Melbourne Cinematheque, July 1988; "10-Year Retrospective" of Melbourne Super-8 Film Group, Nov 1995.
films are of a serious nature. They show a very keen concern for portraying
life realistically and faithfully producing the physical world in all
its minute detail .... Physical World is loaded with physical objects
..... Sound or the lack of it is also an important naturalistic device
in the film ..... Bill Mousoulis' emphasis on minute detail is never torturous.
He is able to direct films that are intensely detailed but never trite
World's banality, the overwhelming use of the ordinary, of there being
nothing special about these characters or the spaces they inhabit, becomes
the whole focus of the narrative. If you don't see the emptiness then
at least you'll see the story that is and isn't there."
World is dry, austere, methodical. However, it is a film which draws
the viewer's attention away from the surface towards a deeper meaning.
We cannot accept that Life, as represented in the first three quarters
of the film, is solely composed of the dull, everyday physical activities
that we are watching - there must be something more. Through implication
the answer is conveyed - yes there is more. There is love. Love alone
is the fuel that drives our tired bodies on."
- Included on "Eight in the Eighties", video compilation of Melb S-8 films, 1989.
- No.7 in Top Ten Super-8 Films of 1986, John Thomson, Super-8 Yearbook, Feb 1987.
- No.10 in Top Ten Super-8 Films of 1986, Anne-Marie Crawford, Super-8 Yearbook, Feb 1987