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A pair of landmark films by found-footage maestro Peter Delpeut that showcase the inimitable beauty and fragility of the cinematic medium. Comprised of deteriorating turn-of-the-20th-century clips recovered from the attic of an Amsterdam movie house, LYRICAL NITRATE is a moving tribute to the birth of film art. THE FORBIDDEN QUEST reconstructs found footage for a more dramatic purpose, albeit one that is just as inventive: to tell a Shackleton-esque adventure story in the tradition of Joseph Conrad and Jack London. LYRICAL NITRATE: 1990 - 50 minutes - Netherlands Color and B&W - Silent with Dutch and English intertitles - 1.33:1 aspect ratio - Not Rated THE FORBIDDEN QUEST: 1993 - 71 minutes - Netherlands - B&W and Color - In English - 1.33:1 aspect ratio - Not Rated

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