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L'arrivée

Peter Tscherkassky ऑस्ट्रिया, 1999

Rafael Fonseca's rating of the film The Arrival

A perfect antithetic experiment-response to the Lumière's testimony. Where before a train came to the camera, here the cameraless screen crashes and burns into itself, a pure portrait of reality turned into an anti-reality. After the structural pulverization, it closes with the final touch of purpose:the arrival of the woman establishes everything a filmic document does not entail: intention, manipulation, narrative.