The Cinema of Faces

Manakamana Has No Plot but Lots of Lips, Cheeks, Noses, and Eyes


I saw this at the Edinburgh Int'l Film Festival a couple of days ago. It was sometimes excruciatingly slow, and then, as I got into the rhythm of it, kind of cool. Ethnographic is right. If you give people your attention and time, little things are revealed. At the end, I think I loved this.

"We didn't have milk as children. That's why we didn't learn to eat these things."