Sans Soleil (1983)

So In class we watched Sans Soleil (1983), an essay documentary experimental film. This film was so hard to follow but based on what I saw the two main places that the film was set in was Africa and Japan. It was narrated by a French woman about the exploits of a cameraman. Although it is a documentary, the accounts are fictional and are filmed in other places other than Japan and Africa. This is different from most films since it has no plot or main characters. The scenes jump from Japan and Africa and the narrator endlessly talks about the experiences there. The main thing that is pointed is memory because it is used in the narrative to recall the events. I found the film confusing but it was also interesting and disturbing. The disturbing bits being that of the animals’ private parts.

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