“Free and intimist, sensual and cerebral, experimental and political. Dwoskin’s cinema is heir to the surrealists and Georges Bataille, to Andy Warhol and Jack Smith”
— Isabelle Régnier
“Each Dwoskin film could be described thus: a man watches a woman who returns his gaze. This arm wrestling match lasts as long as it needs, at times as soft as a caress, as intense as a demand. At times fear, rejection, wounded pride and withdrawal permeate this tense cinema paralyzed by gazes at the camera. Like at a peep show, his films watch in complete isolation. They speak to everyone’s solitude.”
— Philippe Azoury
"DYN AMO is a 'drama' exploring the distinction between a person's self and his projection of that self to others; and it's a 'horror movie' tragically suggesting how a projection can become more substantial than the self behind it. Its subjects are role-playing (especially sexual role-playing), and the masochism of playing a role that conforms to others' exploitative interests."
— Tony Rayns
“A work that leaves plenty of reason to believe that Dwoskin may one day create the cinema's first erotic masterpiece.”
— Clive Hodgson
Format: DVD-PAL / Region 0
(No Regional Code)
Adaptation: Stephen Dwoskin (Based on the stage play Dynamo by Chris Wilkinson)
Director, Cinematographer, Editor: Stephen Dwoskin
Stage Direction: Howard Panter
Sound & Music: Gavin Bryars
Assistant Cameraman/Editor: Clive Myer
Producer: Michael Armitage and Maggie Pinhorn
Production Company: Alternative Arts/Dynamo Production
Cast: Linda Marlowe, Jenny Runacre, Catherine Kessler, Pat Ford, Malcolm Kaye, Andrew Carr, John Grillo, Derek Pagett
• 114 minutes
MEMORIES OF DYN AMO
• 8 minutes
• A Film Interview by Pip Chodorov and Gloria Morano.
Total Running Time: 02:11:33
Language: English. French, Spanish, German & Italian subtitles
Booklet Text: Jacqueline Holt (Bilingual French & English)
Published By: Re:Voir Video
Institutional Price: $250 (plus shipping).
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