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Sans soleil (Flyer)

Sans soleil

Chris. MarkerFrance – 1983

Expanding the documentary genre, this experimental essay-film is a composition of thoughts, images and scenes, mainly from Japan and Guinea-Bissau, "two extreme poles of survival". Some other scenes were filmed in Cape Verde, Iceland, Paris, and San Francisco. A female narrator reads from letters supposedly sent to her by the fictitious cameraman Sandor Krasna. Chris Marker has said: «On a more matter-of-fact level, I could tell you that the film intended to be, and is nothing more than a home movie. I really think that my main talent has been to find people to pay for my home movies. More

Enthusiasm: The Symphony of Donbass (Flyer)

Enthusiasm: The Symphony of Donbass

Dziga WertowRussia – 1930

Dziga Vertov's Enthusiasm (Symphony of the Donbass) is considered a masterpiece of early sound film and of Soviet avant-garde cinema. Dealing with the Five Year Plan of the late 1920s, it was praised by artists like Charlie Chaplin, was subsequently forgotten, and rediscovered by the avant-garde movement of the 1960s. More