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Lav Diaz's dark Season of the Devil, Samuel Collardey's luminous A Polar Year

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S. Collardey’s hero Anders Hvidegaard turns down a future on the family farm in southern Denmark, to become a school teacher among Inuit in Greenland in A Polar Year.
S. Collardey’s hero Anders Hvidegaard turns down a future on the family farm in southern Denmark, to become a school teacher among Inuit in Greenland in A Polar Year. © DOP and director Samuel Collardey/Co prod France 3/Ad Vitam

In this month's Cinefile Rosslyn Hyams meets French director Samuel Pollardey who filmed a year in Greenland for Une Année Polaire (A Polar Year), and Lav Diaz, Filipino director of Season of the Devil, a four-hour film entirely sung, shot in black and white, which is more 'scuro' than 'chiaro'.

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