Sans Soleil

Sans Soleil is a documentary film about Japanese people.  It show their living and A unique meditation on time, memory and place from French filmmaker Chris Marker, this nonlinear essay fuses the poetic narration of an unseen woman with kaleidoscopic images from Iceland, Cape Verde, Japan, San Francisco and Guinea-Bissau. Several of the film’s most striking scenes include petrified animals in the desert, dancing teenagers, sleeping commuters and visits to locations from Alfred Hitchcock’s film Vertigo.  The film does not have a character based narrative so it is sometimes very hard to follow.  The scene with the animals was strange because they were shown mating and it was very off-putting.  It is different from the rest of the film.  But overall the film is interesting.

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