film-documentaire.fr | PORTAIL DU FILM DOCUMENTAIRE

img img
A Shape of Things to Come
Une forme des choses à venir
© John-Paul Sniadecki / Lisa Marie Malloy
1/1
AUTEUR(S)-RÉALISATEUR(S)

Lisa Marie Malloy, J.P. Sniadecki

PRODUCTION / DIFFUSION

J.P. Sniadecki, Rivers and Lakes Productions LLC

ORGANISME(S) DÉTENTEUR(S) ou DÉPOSITAIRE(S)

J.P. Sniadecki

ISAN : non renseigné - en savoir plus
COMMENT VISIONNER CE FILM ?

Sundog vit en périphérie du désert de Sonora à la frontière du Mexique et de l’Arizona. Retiré du monde, Sundog vit comme un ermite, le fusil à la main. Dans sa lunette, Sundog vise le gibier dont il tire sa subsistance, mais aussi les dispositifs de surveillance numérique de la frontière, contrôlant le territoire sauvage qu’il a fait sien.

"Sundog lives out in the Sonora Desert on the Mexican border. He is an elderly gentleman, who lives off anything that the brutal nature gives him, be it a wild boar or the psychedelic poison of a toad. A Shape of Things to Come gives precedence to the sensory materiality of the desert instead of to explanations and dialogue, and moves beyond the human scale and down to animal perspectives. It creates a world that stretches from a distant past in the ecological movements of the 1960s to a possible future in the aftermath of the apocalypse. But the border patrol agents are threatening the peace in Sundog's desert kingdom, which the armed recluse is prepared to defend. Lisa Marie Malloy and J.P. Sniadecki's film is equal parts Walden and Western, but the magnificent isolation stands in paradoxical contrast to the great, smouldering problems of our times. With the desert as the ultimate existential (and cinematic) setting, the film shows the relationship between humanity and nature at a critical time, when civil disobedience is the provocative answer to the most pressing questions."
(CPH:DOX)

Distinctions