Utopia: An essayistic documentary that stretches towards future visions and utopias, but with a bleak foundational tone and inability to see any way out of the paralysis it describes.

Gray is a regular film critic in MODERN TIMES.
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Published: May 13, 2020
Near and Elsewhere
Director: Sue-Alice Okukubo Eduard Zorzenoni
(Germany)

Film Near and Elsewhere is a meditation on utopias. Staying within the frame of our time mentality becomes less a glowing vision of possible future paradises than a critical and concerned overview of a dangerous level of ideological confusion. The directors Sue-Alice Okukubo og Eduard Zorzenoni makes a credible diagnosis for our troubled era by gathering an impressive group of thinkers - from the Nobel Prize-winning Belarusian novelist and oral storyteller

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