Now at Last
Regissør: Ben Rivers
( Storbritannia)

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


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 Postage 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 of the sloth's slow journey up and down a tree trunk – with interrupted breaks along the way, either taking a well-earned nap or just staring out into the room. Hastiness certainly wasn't.

After the show, I talked to the director Ben rivers and asked where the idea for one. . .

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