Passion: A Letter in 16mm

Passion: A Letter in 16mm, 1985, 28 minutes
Director: Patricia Rozema
Script: Patricia Rozema
Cinematography: Peter Mettler
Cast: Linda Griffiths
Producer: Patricia Rozema
Music: John Switzer, Jane Siberry, Dalbello & Josquin Desprès

The film takes the form of an extremely intimate 'Letter in 16mm' from Anna, normally a documentary filmmaker, to her unidentified lover.  From the first 'exquisite ache' of romantic passion to her final drunken and solitary 'dance with success,' Anna struggles with an all-too-prevalent problem in this achievement-oriented age:  Is it possible to balance a passion for excellence with a passion for intimacy?  Are obsessions mutually exclusive?           

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