This section contains scenes of violence and other explicit material.

Director: Dietmar Post
Producer: Lucía Palacios
Director of photography: Claudia Amber
Based on a play by Michael O'Donnell
Duration: 11:34 min
Year: 1998
Format: Film streaming (original 16mm)
Resolution: 720x576
Genre: Short film
Nationality: USA
Featuring: Starring Victor Pagan and Kelly Webb
Rated: Restricted for children under 16
Film Streaming: 72 hours
Recommended bandwidth: 1.5 Mbps
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Cloven Hoofed premiered at the 27th Rotterdam International Film Festival in February 1998. In their invitation, Rotterdam programmers said the intention was to include the film in "The Cruel Machine" (together with Peeping Tom), a program which is to "do justice to some very recent disturbing, but great films." "Films that revitalize the ongoing and urgent as never before creating debates about the really dark side of the image. By no means we are looking exclusively for the hard core or the extreme but we do not want to avoid it either. We would like to follow sincere, courageous and uncompromising film-makers all the way. Maybe sometimes the films in this programme will be tough to watch, but they will deserve the effort."


"Harsh theatrical monologue by a desperate man."
27th Rotterdam Film Festival, Netherlands

"Somehow disturbing! I liked very much the look and the mood of the film. Keep it up! When will we see your first feature-length film?"
Splatting Image Magazine, Berlin, Germany

"Typical New York art cinema in the style of Richard Kern and Nick Zedd. Filmed literature."
Videodrom, Berlin, Germany

"I like the shot composition most. Also the actor has a very interesting face. It's hard to get a face like that. The dialogue and the cadence both remind me of a not so innocent version of a Paddy Chayefsky play, or those old TV plays that were done in the 50's. I like the shot of him ranting as the woman fingered her vagina over his head. Is this how men really feel when they get mad at us?"
Tamara Hernandez, Director of MEN CRY BULLETS, USA

"About as far from a 'date' film as you are likely to find, this abrasive short has the same intensity as the best of the '80s underground efforts, except instead of their slap dash technique, Post recruits an expert crew for the project. It's much appreciated."
Steve Puchalski, USA


After his cinema premiere in Cloven Hoofed Victor Pagan has appeared in films, such as Animal Factory by Steve Buscemi, Sex and the City (HBO), and R-Xmas by Abel Ferrara.


hofHaus Short Film Festival (Germany), 2007; 27th International Film Festival Rotterdam (Netherlands), 1998; Florida Anti Film Festival (USA), 1998; Williamsburg-Brooklyn Film Festival (New York, USA), 1998; 5th Chicago Underground Film Festival (USA), 1998; 3rd 1 Reel Film Festival-The Seattle Arts Festival (USA), 1998; 27th Festival Internacional de Cinema - Figueira da Foz (Portugal), 1998; Festival Internacional Valdivia Cine & Video (Chile), 1998; Reject Film Festival Philadelphia (USA), 1998; 1st Clair-Obscur Filmfestival Basel (Switzerland), 1998; Ohio Independent Film Festival (Cleveland, USA), 1998; MicroCineFest Baltimore (USA), 1998 ; 6th New York Underground Film Festival (USA), 1999; Fantasia Film Festival Montreal (Canada), 1999; New Filmmakers Series at Anthology Film Archives (New York, USA), 1999; Ocularis - Cinema Williamsburg (New York, USA), 1999; VI Festival Internacional de Cinema Independent de Barcelona (Spain), 1999; Semana Internacional del Cortometraje de San Roque (Cádiz, España), 2001; Dead By Daw Festival Edinburgh (Scotland), 2001; Modern Art Festival in Plovdiv (Bulgaria), May 1998; Volcano in London (England), September/October 1998. In association with The Halloween Society London; Kino Mikro and Theatre Lazina in Krakow (Poland), October 1998; The Terminal Bar and The Independent Prague Film Festival (Czech-Republic), October 1998; The House of Cinema in Sofia (Bulgaria), November 1998 (In association with The Union of Bulgarian Filmmakers); Kick The Machine a time-based media playground at Project304 in Bangkok (Thailand), Nova Gallery and Kino in Brussels (Belgium) Enthropia Gallery and Kino Wroclaw in Wroclaw (Poland).

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