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Sent på jorden
John Skoog

The French auteur and writer Jean Epstein once wrote that fatigue is photogenic. The tiredness of faces or things or even landscapes seems to emanate with a desire to be filmed. The cinema thus awakens what almost seems to be sleeping. In “Sent på Jorden” Skoog brings forth the inhabitants and the flatlands of Skåne in light of a contemporary civilizational fatigue. These mundane realities of people and places quiver with a quiet and restful exhaustion. Which cinema itself is making visible. In the opening scene we see a Rückenfigur of a girl smoking a cigarette in a cornfield surrounded by violet skies in the horizon. She seems tired but not exposed, at the same time part of the world and completely isolated from it.

English title Late on Earth
Keywords Characters, Drama, Landscape, Nature
Aspect ratio 2.35:1 (Cinemascope)
Prod. format Other
Duration 00:11:50
Language Swedish
Color Color
Sound Stereo
Year 2011
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