In its own way, Frédéric Mitterrand’s film is a continuation of those tales of travel so popular in the 19th century. It is a film-letter wherein the traveler, who we only hear in voice-over, shares his impressions of Africa while also telling of his disappointments in love.
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DCP, restored 2k print. In an immense Durasian murmur -which is quoted through the titles of several of her films, the closest ones to this cinematic gesture- the exterior is seen inseminently, projected by the vulnerability of one being before Histories, its own and of the countries he visits. Peacefully, a film is a gesture of self inscription in a collective that ignores and reflects us. Amazing editing work.