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Doc of the Day: Sans Soleil Review - Dan Schindel
Chris Marker travels Japan and Guinea-Bissau in search of times, places, and how we experience them. Dir. Chris Marker, 1983, 103 min I am not worthy of Sans Soleil. This is such a huge work, of staggering complexity and intelligence, that I am dwarfed before it. It’s stretches the conventional limits of what we think of as the documentary. It’s more of an essay/travelogue/free form poem, and it freely mixes factual and invented material. There’s nothing like it in this world. Chris Marker takes on the guise of photographer “Sandor Krasna,” supposedly penning letters to a female acquaintance, ...