POTO AND CABENGO

V'07

POTO AND CABENGO

Jean-Pierre Gorin
USA/BRD, 1979
76min, OF

POTO AND CABENGO

Jean-Pierre Gorin
USA/BRD, 1979
, 76min, OF

Production: 
ZDF Das Kleine Fernsehspiel, Jean-Pierre Gorin
World Sales: 
Distribution in Austria: 
16 mm/Farbe

<![CDATA[<i>]]>Poto and Cabengo<![CDATA[</i>]]>, the first solo film by Godards former collaborator Jean-Pierre Gorin, is an experimental documentary based around the case of two young San Diego twins, Grace and Virginia Kennedy, who had apparently invented a private language. The promise of a spontaneous language spoken only by identical twins generated intense interest, but, as Gorins film patiently suggests, the reality was a less headline-friendly story of working-class American life. As Gorin tries to unpick the secret of the girls speech, <![CDATA[<i>]]>Poto and Cabengo<![CDATA[</i>]]> combines elements of a scientific detective story with a a sensitive portrait of the twins and their family: the American dream dissolving into a study of suburban décor and arrested innocence.