I Travel Because I Have to, I Come Back Because I Love You (2011)
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José Renato, a 35-year-old geologist, is sent on a fieldtrip to the scrublands of the Sertão, a semi-arid isolated region in the northeast of Brazil. The goal of his survey is to assess possible routes for a water canal from the region's only voluminous river. For many of the region's inhabitants, the canal will be a lifeline, the chance for a future and a source of hope. But for those living on the canal's direct course, it means only requisitions, departure, and loss. Many of the properties
Mar 25, 2011 Limited
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As singular as its title, "I Travel Because I Have To, I Come Back Because I Love You" embraces road movie, personal journal and trancelike study of arcing grief.
The movie's true brilliance comes from its portrayal of how the world curls around you in the grip of heartache-every song on the radio, every face you see, every story you're told reflecting only what you've lost.
Like the best trips, I Travel goes places that couldn't have been anticipated.
Dramatized as narrative by its narration, this drama is able to free-associate just as the human mind does. The journey is pilgrimage which circles inwards to the heart of love and failure
Boldly introspective but illuminating travelogue across a desolate landscape in modern-day Brazil by an existential outsider.
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