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200 Ratings

Sun Song

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Directed by Joel Wanek
United States, 2013
Documentary, Avant-Garde, Short
      Silent
      No subtitles

Synopsis

A poetic journey from the darkness of dawn into the brightness of the midday sun in the American South. Filmed over the course of six months on one bus route in Durham, North Carolina, Sun Song is a celebration of light and a meditation on leaving.

Our take

Discovered at Rotterdam’s film festival, Joel Wanek’s short film is at once lyrically poetic and precisely documentarian. The lighting evolves as the day ages, and we watch portraits in miniature of Durham’s workers, students, and other passengers. Luminous with a quietly dark undercurrent.

Synopsis

A poetic journey from the darkness of dawn into the brightness of the midday sun in the American South. Filmed over the course of six months on one bus route in Durham, North Carolina, Sun Song is a celebration of light and a meditation on leaving.

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Sun SongDirected byJoel Wanek
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