Snow covered mountains in Japan. Every night, a fisherman makes his way to the market in town. His 6-year-old son is awoken by his departure and finds it impossible to fall back to sleep. ... See full summary »
Paz Encina's documentary will not suit everyone's taste. It is not the investigatory, straightforward kind about the Paraguayan dictatorship under Alfredo Stroessner, but rather something of a dream, a kind of deep meditation. The images and sequences aid the viewer through one family's recollections of years past, and a particular loved one. They're never direct and explicit, but always stunning, curious, and soothing. I found myself moved to tears at one point (or two).
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