Sans Soleil

This is film is somewhat comparable to Daisies in that it is hard to sit through, and even harder to come to a conclusion of what it’s all about.  I can safely say that Sans Soleil is one of the most frustrating and confusing films I’ve ever seen.  If you have the patience to really sit and absorb it, it can actually be a rewarding experience as it does contain interesting metaphors that seem to relate to dreaming and memories, something that seems to be endlessly fascinating to people.  The film is basically a montage of images and thoughts, similar to what it feels like when one tries to construct or reconstruct their memory.  I think that the main theme of the film is how thoughts and memories play out differently in your mind than how they actually happened when you experienced them, which creates a distorted perception of the past. The movie’s length, and lack of characters or coherent storyline makes it extremely hard to sit through, and you have to pay much attention.   One of the most interesting scenes in the film is when it references Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo.

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