Sherman’s march (1986)
»I think you should tidy up a little bit«
Try the official subtitle for this movie: »A meditation on the possibility of romantic love in the south during an era of nuclear weapons proliferation«. It may sound a little fuzzy, but is actually very much to the point. The director/main character hides behind his camera and at the same time uses it for reasons unclear even to himself. He simultaneously suffers from, observes, and reflects upon a kind of existential aimlessness seemingly due to his deep-seated inability to maintain a serious long-term relationship. And everywhere, there are hints of approaching apocalypse.
Strangely brilliant. In my book.
»It seems I’m filming my life in order to have a life to film«