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  1. Full length short film.

Synopsis

This short film takes its title from Russell Corgi's famous 1942 Buffalo Courier Express photograph of the exterior of the Genesee Hotel. Directed by Jonathan Ogilvie, the film is a series of close-ups of the photo coolly unfurling to reveal the full image. The snippets are overdubbed with a beguiling film noir-styled narration that imagines the context behind the extraordinary shot. Divorcee screened at many film festivals including in competition at Cannes in 1995. Corgi's photo was also referenced in the 'Passengers' issue of Neil Gaiman's Sandman comics.

Credits (5)

 Jonathan Ogilvie
 Roger Norris
 Amanda Pearson

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Quotes

Despondent Divorcee (1996) and This Film is a Dog (1997) are both driven by aloof and cool male characters that resist the movements of fate with seemingly sincere actions to improve their lots, only to have their motives weighted by a blind selfishness that steers them to conclusions filled with more pain than they began with. In short, they are attracted to fates worse than death. 
The chance that every photographer dreams of — to be in the right place at the right time — fell into my lap ... 

Awards

1995 Festival de Cannes, France
Official Selection (Short Film in Competition)

Festivals include:
1995 Cannes, 1995 Edinburgh, 1995 London, 1995 Sydney, 1995 Sao Paulo, 1995 Clermont-Ferrand, 1995 Toronto