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Phillip Barker's Strange Universe I: 1984-2008
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Soul Cages

Nominees and Awards


This lyrical experimental/narrative film was inspired by the various myths of the Soul Cages. Legend states that the souls of drowned sailors are captured by underwater spirits and held in clay pots at the bottom of the ocean. A mortal man becomes compelled to set the souls free so that they can continue their afterlife journey. The film sets the legend in the present. It is the story about a relationship between a photographer and the man who possesses her film in a one-hour photo lab.




Phillip BARKER

Phillip BARKER was born in 1955 in UK. His works traverse short films and art installations, and he is also filmmaker Atom EGOYAN’s long-time production designer. In 2017, his film Shadow Nettes won Best Canadian Short at the Vancouver International Film Festival. A worldwide tour of "Strange Machines", a retrospective of his works, began in 2019.


Cinema Auditorium Time Notes Tickets
Century Asia Cinemas 2F 4 2022/10/21 Friday 17:10
NEIWEI ARTS CENTER reel two 2022/10/24 Monday 20:50
Century Asia Cinemas 2F 4 2022/10/26 Wednesday 22:00

※ Notes:    With filmmakers' attendance/talks    Non-English language films without Chinese subtitles