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Edge Of The Ice - Review

One of the more curious screenings in the National program was a genre-defying montage by Andrew Vial, titled Edge of the Ice.

Promoted as: 'eroticism within the sporting metaphor of endurance snowmobile racing in the arctic wilderness of Lapland', it made this reviewer curious, swivelling the heads of viewers with its uncut juxtapositions of snow racing, sexy sauna scenes and sonorous metaphysical voice-overs.

One uncut scene demonstrated the freedoms that, thankfully, still prevail in regard to classification exemptions for festivals.

The film–maker's intention, ironic or not, remained unclear.

Magella Blinksell is a Canberra-based freelance writer and editor.

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