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Of Games and Escapes DVD by Bevan Klassen


Of Games & Escapes
Written and Directed by Bevan Klassen
76 minutes | 2011 | Drama | Colour

Of Games & Escapes unfolds like a mystery story. Patrick McBride is a serious man. He dreams of making a difference in the world but feels trapped by his sales job. As a creative outlet and with the moral support of his girlfriend Lisa, he creates a board game that expresses his view of the world. However as Patrick isolates himself he descends into his tormented mind, reaching an unexpected exit. The film is a psychological drama about an individual searching for meaning and acceptance in a toxic world formed by his own thoughts.


Bevan Klassen is an independent filmmaker who lives with his wife and three children in Winnipeg, Canada. Bevan’s films address the themes of alienation, religious faith, and masculinity.

His first short film, Wildlands, won a Manitoba Blizzard Award for Best Amateur in 2003, traveled to film festivals across Canada, was purchased by the Canadian Comedy Network, and is now distributed through the Winnipeg Film Group and California-based Big Films Shorts. His second short film, On a Sunday, deals with father-son relationships and the religious culture he grew up in. His most recent film, Of Games & Escapes, a feature length psychological drama, was released in 2011.


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Weight 140 g

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