Araya Trailer (1959)

Like
Subscribe
Comments

Trailer for Araya.

Called "a gift to cineastes" by Steven Soderbergh, Margot Benacerraf’s 1959 documentary Araya was rarely seen for half a century. A masterpiece largely forgotten by the film world, it has now been fully restored. The film portrays a day in the life of three families living in one of the harshest places on earth: Araya—an arid peninsula in northeastern Venezuela. Benacerraf captures the gruelling work of these salineros in breathtaking high-contrast black-and-white images. Described by the filmmaker as “a tone poem,” Araya was meticulously planned to combine the cinematography, music, sound and language to create a moving and magical exploration of a desolate place and the remarkable people who lived there. And it does so with stunning richness of image, sheer poetry of sound and visuals and a profound respect for the people of Araya. On seeing the exquisite beauty of the film, Jean Renoir told Benacerraf, "Above all…don’t cut a single image!"

Duration
1 min 51 sec

Views
1,905

Posted On
March 24, 2015
Director
Margot Benacerraf

Writer
Unknown or Not Available

Studio
Independent

Release
1959
Cast
Unknown or Not Available
Trailer Tracks
No Music Available
Log In to Comment
AROUND THE WEB
Embed Video
x
<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="//cdn.traileraddict.com/css/rembed.css"><div class="outer-embed-ta"><iframe width="100%" src="//v.traileraddict.com/100534" allowfullscreen="true" webkitallowfullscreen="true" mozallowfullscreen="true" scrolling="no" class="embed-ta"></iframe></div> <p><a href="https://www.traileraddict.com/araya/trailer">Trailer</a> for <a href="https://www.traileraddict.com/araya">Araya</a> on <a href="https://www.traileraddict.com">TrailerAddict</a>.</p>
Credit