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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Bonnet Michel's rating of the film Man of Aran

  2. Diderot's rating of the film Man of Aran

    Fuck "Nanook of the North". Flaherty reveals his poetic cinematic impulses in this far simpler film that also never tries to pretend it's fact. It's a great exemplar of effective, dynamic editing.

  3. $ROBINROSA$'s rating of the film Man of Aran

    Formidable piece of filming.

  4. FISCHER's rating of the film Man of Aran

    Une oeuvre cinématographique exceptionnelle d'une rare intensité, d'une indéniable beauté, devenue un classique du septième art et une référence dans le documentaire... www.cinefiches.com

  5. Jérémy Poirier's rating of the film Man of Aran

    A risky documentary with narrative storytelling. It is great to see a film this old that is able blend the two aesthetics. It keeps you wondering what is real and what is staged. In fact, a lot was staged but it feels real. Plus, the landscape where the characters lives is both impressively beautiful but terrifyingly dangerous at the same time. It is like "Nanook of the North" but now, it is set in the Aran Islands.

  6. Duncan Gray's rating of the film Man of Aran

    Robert "Nanook of the North" Flaherty drops the pure documentary pretense and mixes spontaneous nature with elements that are openly staged. But what does it say about cinema that while it's slightly less morally questionable than Nanook, it's also far less enchanting? It's a film made up of essentially 3 set-pieces, stretched to 75 minutes. But it's worth it for the photography and basking shark alone.

  7. Brotherdeacon's rating of the film Man of Aran

  8. Checkpoint Charlie's rating of the film Man of Aran

    The first time the basking shark is seen, so very mystifying it just appears through the surface of the water, and the sudden ceasing of the music really sets in the feeling of shock the boy must have at his discovery.