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‘In particular Simon Pummell’s ‚Temptation of Sainthood’ shines. Dramatising Freud’s famous case study of Daniel Paul Schreber, it is a rattling foray into the grotesque. At their best, shorts can grab the imagination in a way that features rarely do.' The Guardian
"One of the most striking video pieces of the decade so far..." Time Out
"...based on a Freudian case history, it uses a battery of the latest SFX techniques to bring out the extreme mental states of mental disarray inherent in its story of psychosis and childhood trauma." Time Out


Synopsis
The story of a man who believed God was changing him into a woman so he could save the world. Daniel Paul Schreber was a case of Sigmund Freud, and famous as the author of the finest autobiography of the psychotic experience written.



Awards and Nominations
Main Prize. Oberhausen Festival.
Best Short. Fantasporto Festival.
Special Prize. Mediopolis Berlin Festival.
Special Jury Commendation. British Short Film Festival.
Selected Tate Gallery Key videoworks of the 90’s.
Selected ICA Biennale 94/95



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Financier
Channel Four Television & Arts Council of England

Website
www.pummell.com

Year
1993

Script
Simon Pummell

Cast
Barry Houghton
Michelle Wade
Tristan Moriarty
Vernon Dobtcheff
Michael Mellinger

Cinematography
Curtis Radclyffe

Production Design
Katrina Rolley

Post Production/ Special FX
Ant Walsham @ The Mill

Edition
Matthew Wood

Sound Design
Larry Sider

Music
A. Pangborn

Producer
Janine Marmot

Production Company
Koninck Films C/O
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Length
12’

Temptation Of Sainthood

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