Thursday, July 23, 2009


What is saved in cinema when it achieves art is a spontaneous continuity with all of mankind. It is not art of the princes or of the bourgeoisie. It is popular and vagrant. In the sky of the cinema people learn what they might have been and discover what belongs to them apart from single lives. Its essential subject - in our century of disappearances - is the soul, to which it offers a global refuge.

John Berger,
"Everytime We Say Goodbye", Sight and Sound, June 1991, vol 1, issue 2, p. 17

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