Watch Urn here

 
 
‘Urn, hauntingly beautiful, concerns the sorrows of loss and the consolations of remembrance…Skilfully lit, cleanly and economically composed of a few striking images (a flight of bats, a decapitated head on a plate), URN is a visual haiku.’ 
Elliot Stern, Village Voice, June 18, 1996.

Synopsis
A woman dreams. Three dreams to plot the course of love, the rise, and fall.

Crew
Written and Directed Miro Bilbrough
Producer Mark Ward, Robert Reynolds, Victor Gentille
DOP Yuri Sokol
Production Designer Tony Campbell  
Editor Reva Childs
Sound Designer Mark Ward
Composer Carl Vine

Cast
Woman Suzanne Howard
Lover Gaby Mason
Child Hannah Whittle-Ross
Waiter David Caesar
Narrator Morna Seres

Produced by Oracle Pictures in association with the Australian Film Commission.

 
 

Gaby Mason as the LOVER, Hannah Whittle-Ross as the CHILD

 
 

Awards
Silver Plaque for Experimental Film, Chicago International Festival 1995
Certificate of Merit, Golden Gate Awards, San Francisco Film Festival 1996

Festivals
1995
Premiered at 23rd Wellington Film Festival
27th Auckland FF
Edinburgh IFF
40th International Film Festival of Cork
31st Chicago IFF
18th Mill Valley Film Festival
1996
San Francisco IFF
3rd Alternative Film Festival of Barcelona
4th International Film Festival of Brisbane                  
5th Flickerfest Sydney
Vancouver IFF
Silence Elles Tournent, Montreal
10th San Francisco International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
‘Frameline’, 10th London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
10th New York Lesbian and Gay Experimental Film/Video Festival MIX (“Poetic Body: love, death and other myths”)
3rd Festival of Gay and Lesbian Cinema Paris
Image and Nation, Gay and Lesbian International Festival of Film and Video, Montreal
7th Lesbian and Gay Film Festival of Hamburg
10th International Festival of Gay and Lesbian Cinema, Milan
Queer Screen, Mardi Gras Sydney
Queer Film and Video Festival Melbourne    
1997
Portland IFF
Imaginara 5th Festival of Lesbian Cinema Bologna
Lesbian FF Berlin
Out Takes, 1st Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Wellington
Auckland Lesbian and Gay Film Festival

Theatrical Release Before feature film Mina Tannebaum, Greater Union, Pitt Centre
Sydney 1995

Broadcast  Prima Television, Italy and The Living Room Festival 1996, USA.

Press

This beautifully composed film about love, longing and desire, is based on an original poem by the film-maker.’ - Flickerfest '96.
 
 

Suzanne Howard as the WOMAN

 
 

David Caesar as the MAN