This film is part of Free
The Madness of the Dance
From biting nuns to twitching schoolgirls, a professor (Maxine Peake) takes us on a musical journey through mass hysteria.
Drama 2006 17 mins
In the middle ages, there was an outbreak of dancing manias in Europe that lasted hundreds of years. In the 20th century, thousands of Chinese men and some women thought that their genitalia was vanishing, while schoolgirls in Belgium thought that they were being poisoned by a certain brand of fizzy drink. Looking at these various cases, and more, the professor (Maxine Peake) takes us on a musical journey through mass hysteria.
This short from Carol Morley can be seen as a companion piece to her later feature from 2014, The Falling, about an unexplained epidemic at a girls' school.
Comedy 2006 3 mins
Maxine Peake stars in a short film about three fears - birds, falling, sleepwalking - shot and edited by Carol Morley on a mobile phone, in a single day.
Drama 2004 15 mins
Carol Morley's short about a woman who's obsessed with local history, while trying to forget her own past.
Drama 1993 7 mins
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Drama 1993 9 mins
Carol Morley's graduation short in which a selection of twenty-somethings talk about their troubles.
Drama 1997 16 mins
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Documentary 2001 24 mins
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Animation & Artists Moving Image 2017 4 mins
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Drama 2019 14 mins
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Drama 2018 8 mins
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Drama 2017 16 mins
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