Synopsis by Michael Hastings
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.
Australia, break-up [romantic], island, self-reflection, travelogue