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Robert J. Flaherty United States, 1934

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.