Sunday Cinematheque at the Chazen: Alain Tanner
In the White City | Switzerland | 1983 | 35mm | 108 min. | German, Portuguese, French with English subtitles Director: Alain Tanner
Sunday, April 29, 2018
Cast: Bruno Ganz, Teresa Madruga, Julia Vonderlinn In a filmography filled with unreconciled rebels seeking solitude, few Tanner characters go so far in that direction as the enigmatic sailor Paul (Ganz), who leaves behind his life and his wife to jump ship in Lisbon and dissolve himself into the city. Tanner, master of experimental self-reinvention, here mixes sumptuous images of Paul’s nocturnal wandering with those of his cryptic Super-8 “letters” home.