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4.2
97 Ratings

Finis terrae

directed by Jean Epstein
France, 1929

Synopsis

On the windswept and sea battered Breton coast two young sailors make their livelihood collecting seaweed, on an offshore island they burn the seaweed to harness its chemicals.

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  • João Eça's rating of the film Finis terrae

    A new form of experiencing time (combining slow, fast or reverse motion as well as repeated flashbacks), an overwhelming capacity of giving psychological and emotional qualities to space (especially to the sea!) and a fragmented style of cutting (that explores a dynamic space-time unity full of intervals that produce complex metonymic associations) give origin to a truly radical form of thinking cinema and reality.

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