Through an Open Window

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Through an Open Window
Directed by Eric Mendelsohn
Produced by Rocco Caruso
Written by Eric Mendelsohn
Starring F. Murray Abraham
Cinematography Jeffrey Seckendorf
Edited by Joe Furey
Release date
  • 1993 (1993)
Running time
24 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Through an Open Window is a 1993 American short film directed by Eric Mendelsohn. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1992 Cannes Film Festival. [1]

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  1. "Festival de Cannes: Through an Open Window". Retrieved 2009-08-16.