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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Korial's rating of the film Man of Aran

    An ode to Mankind's capacity to struggle and conquer Nature. Man of Aran is a philosophical thesis expressed by means of the cinematic medium, a narrative about Being Human that is evidently more concerned about Truth rather than Objectivity.

  2. Jorge Morello's rating of the film Man of Aran

  3. Log Lady's rating of the film Man of Aran

    I recommend reading J. M. Synge's book instead.

  4. Eric Rucker's rating of the film Man of Aran

    Saw it at the 2018 Nitrate Picture Show at the Eastman Museum. Review forthcoming.

  5. Louis Léonard's rating of the film Man of Aran

  6. VincentVendetta's rating of the film Man of Aran

    Flaherty is much more interesting in its immense nature than in its inhabitants. I don't blame him, one is clearly more breathtaking than the other.

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

    Beautiful cinematography in a "documentary" that follows the life of fishermen in a poor small island.

  8. r u f o's rating of the film Man of Aran

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

  10. 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.

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

    Formidable piece of filming.

  12. 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

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

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

  16. 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.