‘No Farewells’ (‘Sans adieu’) : Film Review | Cannes 2017

Publié le 21 mai 2017

The late French photographer-turned-filmmaker Christophe Agou’s posthumously completed documentary about France’s rural poor features music by Stuart A. Staples, frontman of British band Tindersticks.

The title of Christophe Agou’s documentary alludes to what the director and his main interviewee would stealthily say to each other every time they parted, so as to make sure they would always meet again. Those two words has since taken on a much more melancholic meaning, as the French photographer turned filmmaker died from cancer last September before he could even finish the postproduction of what would become his first and last full-length feature.

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