Documentary

Robinson in Space (1997) Patrick Keiller, Paul Scofield, Documentary

Robinson in Space (1997)
Robinson is commissioned to investigate the unspecified “problem of England.” The narrator describes his seven excursions, with the unseen Robinson, around the country. They mainly concentrate on ports, power stations, prisons, and manufacturing plants, but they also bring in various literary connections, as well as a few conventional landscapes.

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Let It Come Down: The Life of Paul Bowles (1998) Jennifer Baichwal, Paul Bowles, William S. Burroughs, Cherifa, Documentary, Biography

Let It Come Down The Life of Paul Bowles (1998)
One of the most enigmatic artists of the 20th century, writer, composer and wanderer Paul Bowles (1910-1999) is profiled by a filmmaker who has been obsessed with his genius since age nineteen. Set against the dramatic landscape of North Africa, the mystery of Bowles (famed author of The Sheltering Sky) begins to unravel in Jennifer Baichwal’s poetic and moving Let It Come Down: The Life of Paul Bowles.

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Jamás leí a onetti (2010) Pablo Dotta, Documentary

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Jamás leí a Onetti (I have never read Onetti) is a documentary-homage to this great Uruguayan writer, which is enacted with testimonies, words, drawings and music, all part of the Onettian legacy. With the link between different kinds of writing as a starting point, the movie also asks about the means and the ends of all creative process.

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Surire (2015) Iván Osnovikoff, Bettina Perut, Documentary

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The Surire Salt Flat is placed at an altitude of 4300 m in the Chilean High Plateau and one of the very last places in the world, keeping the treasure of untouched nature with all its beauty, but also holds an allurement: a huge amount of borax, promising the mining industry profits in unknown levels.

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