The Vanuatu Chronicles (1998)

Genres - Avant-garde / Experimental, Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Anthropology, Biography, Interpersonal Relationships, Psychology  |   Run Time - 277 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Experimental filmmaker, video-diarist, and early-'70s Factory fixture Michel Auder presents a slideshow of sorts with this record of his travels to Vanuatu, a tiny island off the coast of northeast Australia. The trip was brought about impetuously by Auder, as he was going through a breakup with then-wife Cindy Sherman. As much an unshaped reflection on the filmmaker's life and state of mind as it is a chronicle of the land and its people, Vanuatu, in part because of its sheer length, was intended to be viewed in a continuous loop, with audiences dropping in for any part - but not necessarily all - of its running time.

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Australia, break-up [romantic], island, self-reflection, travelogue