The Atlantic (Atlanten)
Nature documentary shot on and around Atlantic islands from the Azores, the Cape Verde group, St Helena and Staten Island to South Georgia.
"The inhabitants of different islands tell their stories, recite their poetry, sing their songs. We meet, amongst others, a gory old whale hunter from the Azores. The owner of the world’s largest whisky collection slyly solicits for more. A priest and the governor of St Helena describe their isolation with succinct dismay. There is self-mockingly pretentious commentary drily enunciated by Max von Sydow, but despite this self-querying perspective, The Atlantic is like the work of a 19th-century showman/explorer endowed with state-of-the-art tools of the late 20th." (New Zealand International Film Festival)