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4.0
212 Ratings

Poto and Cabengo

Directed by Jean-Pierre Gorin
United States, West Germany, 1980
Documentary

Synopsis

Gracie and Ginny are San Diego twins who speak unlike anyone else. Living largely cut off from the world, the two little girls have created a private form of communication that’s an amalgam of the English and German they hear at home.

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Poto and Cabengo Directed by Jean-Pierre Gorin

Critics reviews

Gorin's breezily complex method joins his first-person adventure with analytical impressionism: the tender, good-humored cinematography, by Les Blank, is matched by Gorin's gently ironic commentary and his presence at the (literal and metaphorical) edge of the image. With freeze-frames, repeated sequences, onscreen titles, and canny interpolations of archival material and interviews, Gorin creates a catalogue of striving Americana, a contrapuntal chamber piece for diverse voices.
July 19, 2015
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