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In this blend of documentary and fictional narrative from pioneering filmmaker Robert Flaherty, the everyday trials of life on Ireland's unforgiving Aran Islands are captured with attention to naturalistic beauty and historical detail.
Robert J. Flaherty
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A very interesting life story, told in a very particular way.
I saw this film today, as the Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival (BAFICI) is taking place. Although I found it a most interesting piece, I must point out that not anyone can enjoy it.
The film is 3 hours long. And it's not exactly action-packed - quite on the contrary, the whole movie develops in Fengming's living room, and the camera's position hardly ever changes.
Also, the only thing we hear in the 3 hours is Fengming's voice, while we see her telling us the story of all the struggle she and her family had to put up with between 1949 and the 70s, a rather conflictive period in the political and social history of China.
So, for those who doubt their ability to stay focused for three hours, and/or are not that fond of this kind of films - you have been warned. For those who, on the other hand, consider themselves Oriental cinema lovers (I include myself here), or just are willing to see a different and interesting movie, I highly recommend it.
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