Five travelogues will be shown, or we are told at the beginning of the film. Travelogues are early travel films from exotic countries and cities, and were popular in the first half of the 20th century: Shanghai before Mao, Paris between the wars, the Soviet Union during industrialisation, Japan before the invasion of Manchuria, Barcelona at the beginning of the Spanish Civil War. The film takes us into the past, on a journey where everyday details play a more important role than touristic highlights – a virtual saunter through cinematic reality in black and white. See and be amazed, without a commentary.
ESP 2011, 48’