Currently reading : the with & without distinction
Robert Gardner usually has no storyline for his films, and no clear developmental structures either, only some motifs and a few thematic notions wandering around. His interests are to look for that which is an apt symbol or sign and, at the same time, is “distinctive in and of itself”.
In Hamar, occasionally, a woman will be asked by a man to carry the scars he has earned by killing en enemy, but more frequently they ask them to be done for reasons of their own, and because “women look better with than without them”. (Rivers of Sand, 1973, 83 min)