I Love Existentialist MoviesThe best existentialist movie I've seen is Port Djema. I don't think this film has been issued on DVD or VHS, unfortunately. But it is probably occasionally still shown at film festivals. Anyhoo, I was stunned by this movie. It's filmed in Africa somewhere, and is about Eritrea, although it's called Port Djema in the story. One keeps thinking there is, or is going to be, a plot. There is no plot. People meet, people disconnect. The male protagonist meets a beautiful photo journalist. You think this will lead to a romantic interest, but No. We see he again once or twice, but it's never clear what, if any, the connection between the two people is, was, or will be. That's only a small part of the film, but a significant one, because...well...isn't that how life really is? Friends come, friends go. People wander through our lives, and then the relationship, even with family, ends. Somebody is untrue, somebody dies, or you die, etc.
I'm hoping some people in this group will share more existentialist movies. I have other favorites I can share, also.
Jamarian 70+, F 2 Responses 1 Feb 26, 2012