Sans soleil

Sunless

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Dir. Chris Marker

France 1982 | Colour | 103 mins | Cert 15 | Documentary

Cast: Florence Delay, Alexandra Stewart

A poetic documentary tour of Tokyo, Guinea-Bissau, Iceland and San Francisco, Sans soleil mingles personal reflections with the history of the world. The female narrator reads letters sent by fictional Sandor Krasna, writing from ‘another world’. The spoken word, synthesized sound and haunting visuals investigate relationships between developed and developing societies. Virtuoso editing and special effects conjure the disorientation of a world traveller, journeying through cultures, secret rituals and confusions of time.

Available on: 35mm

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