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The Truman Show
'TraumA' in film
How can the theme of Triennial Bruges 2021: TraumA be seen in film? MOOOV dived into its archives and presents a selection of (short) films and series that reveal the blurred line between delusion and reality. They show the facade that is often maintained towards the outside world, ambitions and desires. Ironically, with these films, we also escape into a dream world, into an intimate setting, away from reality.
Businessman Truman Burbank’s life seems pretty much perfect. He has a good job, a loving wife and a childhood friend who would go through fire for him. But when he notices inconsistencies and starts to dig deeper, Truman discovers that he is actually the unwitting star of the hit reality TV programme The Truman Show and that everyone he knows is an actor. An inventive concept film, as moving as it is challenging, and as relevant today as it was 20 years ago.
→ Peter Weir | United States | 1998 | ‘103