Never underestimate the power of the sea, or film for that matter…

Posted on: October 17th, 2011 by Andrew Syvret No Comments

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Link: Extract from the film Finis Terrae by Jean Epstein (1929)

Finis Terræ is a 1929 French silent drama film made on the islet Bannec, off the coast of Britanny. The story centres on a group of men who harvest seaweed and the problems that arise when one of them gets an infected thumb. The film's title is the old Latin name of the region Finistère, where the story is set, and means “End of the Earth”. The film is shot in a documentary-like style, with local non-actors in all roles, and frequent handheld camerawork.