Dust (1985 film)

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Directed byMarion Hänsel
Produced byJean Daskalidès
Jacques Dubrulle
Marion Hänsel
Jean-François Lepetit
Screenplay byMarion Hänsel
Based onIn the Heart of the Country
by J. M. Coetzee
StarringJane Birkin
Trevor Howard
John Matshikiza
Nadine Uwampa
Lourdes Cristina Boho Sayo
Music byMartin St. Pierre
CinematographyWalther van den Ende
Edited bySusana Rossberg
Release date
  • 11 September 1985 (1985-09-11) (TIFF)
Running time
88 minutes

Dust is a 1985 film directed by Marion Hänsel based on the J. M. Coetzee novel In the Heart of the Country. The film was shot in Spain and is a French-Belgian production.[1] The film was selected as the Belgian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 58th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.[2] It won the Silver Lion prize, awarded to the best first or second major work by a director, at the 1985 Venice Film Festival. The jury recognised Jane Birkin's performance as amongst the best of the year, but decided not to award a best actress prize because all of the actresses they judged to have made the best performances were in films that won major awards.[3]

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  1. ^ Maslin, Janet (31 October 1986). "Movie Review: Dust (1985)". New York Times. Retrieved 1 August 2009.
  2. ^ Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
  3. ^ Dionne Jr., E.J. (7 September 1985). "Venice Festival awards top prize to Varda film". New York Times. Retrieved 2 March 2016.

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