A fiction pretending to be a documentary, “Penumbria” portrays the life of an abandoned ghost town, in a succession of interconnected vignettes about its architecture and the action of mankind over nature.
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A film that does not show a program or an attitude, a style or a joke, but rather, with a rigorous look and time(s), a perspective of a space properly transcribed and crossed by a fiction off (also documentary) and a hypothetical (a hypothesis of) documentary in. The combination of the two modes results in an idea of ambivalent ficcionality, like some Pollet's or Marker's.