Alone Across the pacific

Frustration at the law and permission, passports and papers never in order, flee, run, escape. The quest, the journey, the search and the text. The rebellion against the father who forbids, madness, loneliness, escapades and close shaves, danger and struggles, chance, the sky takes up three-quarters of the screen, the place of the sun, the pace of the story, the mundane inventory of supplies and the counting out of days, a stupidity reserved for Argos, Argonauts, and an anti-climactic arrival back into the arms of the law – what happens next if not another escape. On the run all the way. Return to sleep…

Notes after Ichikawa Kon’s Alone Across the Pacific