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The Bad Flowers (Fleur de mal)

August 9, 2007

The Bad Flowers
A short film by Jimmy Hickey

Starring Kate Gilmore as Madeleine
Clare McNulty as Liz
With Ryan Batjiaka as the pet dealer

Written and produced by Jimmy Hickey

“Octopus watching then became my new modus operandi–all I could do for hours on end. And yet the creature never emerged. I was stuck. I was living in a pool of stagnant pond water. Each day watching myself becoming more and more engulfed by the festering growth of my own obsession. I couldn’t tear myself away. I had built my world as I promised and now I had to live there and nowhere else. And still the octopus did not emerge…”

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