858 Pages More in the South

Grégory Buchert

IndieLisboa 2020 •

France, Documentary, 2011, 59′

How long does it take to read a page of Ulysses, by James Joyce? And on a car trip, how many pages per kilometre? Buchert’s works combine humor, literature and critical reflection. This is just the case in 858 Pages Au Sud, in which the author evokes his father’s death, more than 20 years ago, and tries to beat his old record that involves reading the Irish writer’s classic, a caravan and a literary voyage-performance, heading to the south of Europe.
This film is not in English and does not have subtitles in English.