The films of Bill Mousoulis
Question of Faith
(1987, 9 mins, Super-8, color, sound on film)
Featuring: Bill Mousoulis (V/O)
Genre: essay / bio
Synopsis: An essay film about the cinema. Includes excerpts from Mousoulis' narrative work from 1982 to 1987.
Screenings: 5, including: "The City Theory", Sydney, Oct 1987; Splash Event, Sydney, Apr 1988; "The Films of Bill Mousoulis", Nov 1992.
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"Bill is enthusiastic
about all his early films and in their essence they are as relevant to
him now as they were when he made them - this optimism is stamped on every
frame of A Question of Faith, with its sure, steady images following
each other in a deliberate order .... It reflects a personality in touch
with how it feels, what it wants, and where it wants to go ..... In Bill's
films, the physical world has an attraction, even an aura, in so far as
it holds the secret of a utopian world .... Bill is at ease with the world
because he infuses it with his own utopian vision .... And yet I wonder
if this vision comes through unscathed on film."
etched in the mundane landscapes of the present."