Sans Soleil (Chris Marker, 1983)

FR, 100 min

sun21

L’Éloignement des pays répare en quelque sorte la trop grande proximité des temps.
“The distance between countries compensates somewhat for the excessive closeness of time.”   — Jean Racine

sun12

Poetic, highly personal documentary incorporates footage from around the world into uniquely philosophical essay. Mainstream viewers may be baffled and bored, but fans of experimental documentary will enjoy tremendously.

sans soleil = overwhelming bliss

|

|

WATCH IN FULL

imdb


sun14

sun6

sun13

sun5

sun11

sun10

sun9

sun8

sun161

sun7

sun4

sun1

sun15

sunless16

“I’ve spent the day in front of my TV set—that memory box. I was in Nara with the sacred deers. I was taking a picture without knowing that in the 15th century Basho had written, ‘The willow sees the heron’s image… upside down.'”

sunless3

“Every protagonist represents only himself; in place of a change in the social setting he seeks simply in the revolutionary act the sublimation of his own image.”

sunless12

“I envy Hayao in his ‘zone‘; he plays with the signs of his memory.”

sunless13

“Now why this cut in time, this connection of memories? That’s just it, he can’t understand. He hasn’t come from another planet he comes from our future, four thousand and one: the time when the human brain has reached the era of full employment… The idea that unhappiness had existed in his planet’s past is as unbearable to him as to them the existence of poverty in their present.  Naturally he’ll fail.”

sunless16

Advertisements

2 comments

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s