American Passages

I had never heard of Ruth Beckermann. Looking at her filmography and achievements, I can't believe I hadn't. I feel like a bad cinephile.

But thankfully Mubi: Canada (not sure what other countries are offering these titles) is presenting a special focus on Ruth Beckermann and "American Passages" is the first title I've checked out. I quite liked it. It is an outsider's observations of the US at a very important time in history, Obama’s win. The last scene made me think of the first scene in a different way and it's quite depressing. This is not a pretty picture of the US. It is definitely reminiscent of Robert Frank... as the other entry on this page states.

Looking forward to seeing more of her films.