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Grade Level: SrH-Adult
Producer: Rhombus
Closed Captioned:
Running Time: 104 mins
Country of Origin: Canada
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 1992
Available in French: No

The geology of continental drift becomes a metaphor for the evolution of human culture in this unusual drama, which won critical raves as a stage play in London, Glasgow, Montreal and Ottawa. An art student in Venice meets an array of characters who, twenty years later, form the inspiration for her paintings. Moving between actual locations in Venice and a sparsely dressed stage that contains a pool mirroring the watery streets of the city, TECTONIC PLATES is dreamlike in its imagery, theatrical in its staging, and philosophical in its ideas.

Awards: Christopher Columbus Award, Most Original and Creative of the Festival, Columbus International Film & Video Festival; Most Innovative, Figueira da Foz International Film Festival, Portugal

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