An incredibly beautiful remembrance of a key year in a man’s life. It is one man’s specific and personal journey traveling, but at the same time it is outstandingly universal, the meditation that comes with traveling is just part of the overall human condition. A truly lovely personal and familiar work of the director, lovingly narrated by the man himself and those close to him.
Too much of this film was narration over photos that made it difficult to build a relationship with the story. I was glad that it did not lean towards a nostalgic or historical angle which could of made the film lost its narrative flow. I was expecting the family element to be more emphasised but unfortunately I couldn't figure out in the end what all this journeying meant in the end for him and his daughter.
very cute and mesmerizing outside memoir of a deep and intimate father/daughter relationship. a mature work that steps back from the typical narrative form to express bigger revelations from a person who's been through lots of journeys and lives. loved it.
Although Aya Koretzky in the doc wonders if she's turned Portueguess, certainly has Japanese directors' finest ability to create a cinematic world of joyful sadness. However I felt that the doc tried to address many issues but ended up leaving most of them underdeveloped. Still, the story of travelling around the world all alone at the age of 30 for almost a year is simply fascinating.
A beautiful poetic documentary which perfectly encapsulates the idea of transformation through travel within the media of both photography and video. A lot of the words told throughout this photo documentary are so poetic and powerful - the documentary not only tells a story but creates an opportunity to reflect. Whilst not much video, when used its absolutely mesmerising through its composition and imagery.
A bit too long and a bit pretentious.Hate to use the word but did feel it fits,Maybe try to finish the movie in parts like I did. Overall,I like it ,at times I rolled my eyes at some scenes but then there were good moments sprinkled in.Watch it if you’re thinking about travelling,I got some insight here.
Oh to visit places like the middle east and Yugoslavia which fell since into awful conflicts, so the time was then. I had a contemporary of mine head out to Beirut in the 70s , I holidayed independently only a few times that decade and wondered why she was so entranced. We lost touch thereafter. Jiro kept his car close like a companion, and kept his sanity and roots in the growing world
Um filme doce e equilibrado, em que não temos a ilusão de tomar a parte pelo todo, a parte é parte de um todo que balança incógnito até a morte de cada um. Urdidura do plano final, hora em que a Coruja de Minerva levanta vôo, despida da pretensão de poder dizer “eu conheço o mundo”.
Silencioso viaje hacía la reflexión de la meoria. Monumental textura que honra al espacio habitado por el ser humano y la relación del mismo con la naturaleza. Piezas de rompecabezas rescatadas y revividas por las crónicas sumergidas en los recuerdos y los textos de un viajero.
As much as I love photos from the 70s, this was tiresome. Too long. Too slow. I appreciate that it is paced to feel like one is watching a slide show, complete with personal commentary from the only people in the room who care. Some of imagery moved me, but then again, some of the dialogue just had me eye-rollin’. Pregnant pauses and images that are projected on their side only added to my frustration
2.5 - A beautiful looking film about a man’s thoughts and opinions on every country he traveled to while in his 30s. The movie means well, but it doesn’t have much of a point besides the obvious to begin with. Not as meta influential as Sans Soleil, or as poignant as Dawson City, or even as contemplative in its photography as Samsara, it does little that’s new within itself that we haven’t seen before in better films