Sans Soleil

Sans Soleil, directed by Chris Marker is a film that is a composition of thoughts, images and scenes from Japan and Guinea-Bissau. While watching this film it was hard for me to be interested. Nothing kept me entertained. There were scenes that were pretty disturbing like the scenes of animal pornography. And I truthfully don’t like cats but they kept going back to images and shots of the white sculpture cat with one arm up. But it did remind me of Asia hence Japan. A female narrator reads from letters supposedly sent to her by the (fictitious) cameraman Sandor Krasna. There were no characters and it lacked storyline. The film used fictional contents which assisted the meaning of the film. I personally did not like this documentary/experimental essay-film.

Casebier, Allan. “A Deconstructive Documentary.” University of Illinois Press, 1988. Web. 4 Apr. 2011.

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