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Velvet Dreams Television – 1997 Drama

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A homage to Dusky Maiden images as well as a playful take on the low art of velvet painting, Sima Urale’s Velvet Dreams provides a tongue-in-cheek exploration of Pacific Island stereotypes. Part detective story, part documentary, an unseen narrator goes in search of a painting of a Polynesian princess that he has fallen in love with. Along the way he meets artists, fans and critics of the kitsch art genre, as well as the mysterious Gauguin-like figure of Charlie McPhee. Made for TVNZ's Work of Art series, Velvet Dreams played in multiple international film festivals.

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Top-shelf

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The copyright for this title is held by Top Shelf Productions Ltd.

Acknowledgements

Made with funding from NZ On Air in association with TV One.

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Available to buy from Top Shelf Productions and the Filmshop

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