Vivan Las Antipodas!
Dir. Victor Kossakovsky. 2011, 108 mins, DCP. Have you ever wondered what is happening on the other side of the earth? In this eye-popping, mind-bending work of surrealistic nonfiction, Russian visionary Victor Kossakovsky satisfies that curiosity by drawing a virtual line between diametrically opposite locations of the globe, interpolating sound and picture to create sui generis cinematic harmonies. Toggling between Argentina and China, Spain and New Zealand, Chile and Russia, Botswana and Hawaii, and between urban and rural, humans and animals, Kossakovsky shows life on earth to be simultaneously interconnected and alien, austere and exuberant. Criminally underseen to date, this is a rare chance to experience one of the most dazzling documentaries of the 21st century.