VdR On Tour | Boatman

Thursday 6 April 2017, 20:15, at the Musée d'ethnographie in Neuchâtel: BOATMAN, first film directed by the talented Gianfranco Rosi. Screened in 16mm format, free admission.


by Gianfranco Rosi
Italy, 1993, 55'
Also screened as part of the section Atelier Gianfranco Rosi at Visions du Réel 2017

Gopal, a frail-looking man, rows tirelessly across the Ganges carrying western tourists from one river bank to the other. A low-paid job that helped him, over the years, develop a disenchanted outlook on life while observing musingly how foreigners react to the funeral rites of the Hindu tradition. The film director comes to terms with the contradictions and complexities of truth in the so-called direct cinema.

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Thursday 6 April 2017, 20:15 at Musée d'ethnographie in Neuchâtel. Free admission.
Screening in 16mm format presented by Luciano Barisone, Artistic Director of Visions du Réel.

Also screened during the Festival, 21 April 2017 at 16:30 >