SLOW TRAVEL: Animals often have an almost enviable ability to find their place in the whole. Why can't people do the same?

International freelance writer for MODERN TIMES
E-mail: emmabakkevik@gmail.com
Published: May 1, 2020
Now at Last
Director: Ben rivers
( Great Britain)

It is said that patience is a virtue. That's what I thought, at least, when I picked out the documentary Now, At Last! - a kind of "slothful minute by minute" - on the program during the film festival Porto Post Doc.

But far from being a test of patience, the film was an astonishingly meaningful, poetic journey in which time somehow did not exist. Soothing jungle sounds and black and white images were abruptly replaced by a comedic color pattern and the song "Unchained Melody". The only visible action consisted in the sloth's slow journey up and down a tree trunk - with inlaid…

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