Surya by Laurent van Lancker, 2006 (75 min)

Once upon a journey, 10 contemporary storytellers of different cultures create an imaginary epic story. They each draw on their own style and language to perpetuate the life of a nameless hero. The aromas of cultures, the taste of words and the perfume of travelling carry us from one storyteller to the next. Like an epic story, this film oscillates between imagination and reality, the inner world and the outside world, documentary and fiction. An ode to the oral tradition, this impressionistic film is the outcome of an overland odyssey by public transport from dusk to dawn, through Europe and Asia (Belgium, Slovakia, Turkey, Syria, Kurdistan, Iran, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Tibet, China, Vietnam).

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