Sans Soleil Reviews
Sans Soleil is both singular to its director and universal through the way audiences will draw their own interpretation of it, a landmark film that gets at ideas that regularly make for transcendental nonsense in a way that is both overwhelmingly powerful and quietly probing, never masking itself in pretense or social niceties. This honesty is what makes its content so accessible, the result a masterpiece that is both intellectually minded and appealing to our humanity on the basest of levels.
I don't rule out watching it again -- it seems like a movie you can gain a new perspective on each time you watch it. But for now, it leaves no sizable imprint on my memory, my thoughts, or my feeling. On my first viewing, I didn't completely enjoy watching it for its full duration. To be honest, it reminded me of a long meditation retreat I went on, and in the last hour or so of the retreat I really was pushing myself to finish the meditation. Like that, during the last half of this movie I really had to push myself to finish it and it was a challenge to not just give up -- it was definitely testing my patience, which is typically pretty vast (this is coming from someone whose favorite science fiction movie is "2001").
If nothing else, it's a beauty to look at, despite some violent images I couldn't bear to look at (or regretted seeing).