Ruiz has the gaze of an exile and a mind brimming with Cartesian wit. Detached, demanding, often scintillating, his films are conundrums without simple answers. But in Of Great Events (which starts out as a documentary on the '78 French presidential elections), Ruiz seems curiously uninterested in the documentary discourse he uses and confronts. Its meanderings are, none the less, a pleasing antidote to the moral fervour of the Griersonian documentary tradition.
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