Fourth Film Reponse: Memories Lost, Found and Forgotten

Over the last several weeks, we’ve seen several films that have addressed the very challenging concept of time, memory, space, and displacement. The Mirror and Sans Soleil all use film form to produce essays on the intersection of time and space and how the cinema’s plasticity can be used to remember, forget, and even project what’s happened.

In Calendar, we see the photographer reliving several moments of his life, though various devices, such as videotape, the calendar, photographs and those staged “dates.” How would you make sense of these memories when trying to remember something that has been lost? What’s been lost? Is it someplace or sometime? And how does memory and recording succeed and/or fail these memories?


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