Film

BOATMAN

Gianfranco Rosi

“Why, why why why why” Gopal, an indian ferryman mimics the western tourists stunned by hindu tradition whom he rows across the Ganges,in Boatman, an original documentare about the holy city of Benares. There the dead are burned bifore their ashes are cast into the sacre driver. Gianfranco Rosi’s film floats along through a teeming cast of mourners, children, pilgrims, dogs, dead and ashes. A point of departure for the other world, Benares i salso where worlds collide with lasting incomprehension. The Village Voice, New York

  • Running time : 55'
  • Country : Italie
  • Year of production : 1993
  • Author : Gianfranco Rosi
  • Production : 21 One Productions

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