Two off the Cuff (1968)

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  • Happenings Alternative
  • Masks Alternative


Two short films, MASKS and HAPPENINGS.

Masks - A man describes how he lives behind the mask of a happy face as no-one cares that he is really sad. He meets a sad-looking woman who he believes will understand him, and he pictures their future together using classical paintings of nudes. They marry but he discovers that that her sad face disguises the fact that she is happy inside.

Happenings - A man has been standing for five hours, waiting for something to happen. He imagines all the things that may be happening elsewhere. Another man appears and calls him a fool, and offers to stand in his place to show him what an idiot he looks. The man is struck by lightening and the original man decides he waon't wait any longer and walks away.

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