The film tracks Fresnel lenses from their site of production to their exhibition in a museum of lighthouses and navigational devices. It also examines the diverse social contexts in which optics are implicated, contrasting the system of triangular trade that followed the first European arrivals in the 'New World' with the political potential seen in Op art in post-revolutionary Cuba. Incorporating 16mm celluloid images, digital desktop captures and 3D CGI, the film also maps a technological trajectory: from historical methods of optical navigation to new algorithms of locating, from singular projection to multi-perspectival satellitic visions. Registering these technical advances progressively through the film's materials and means of production, Sunstone creates "a cinema of affect, a cinema of experience - an Op- Film."

Running Time
35 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Louis Henderson, Filipa César, Louis Henderson
Filipa César, Louis Henderson
France, Brazil, Portugal
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about documentary «Sunstone» (16)

Dorothy avatar

I don't often see a modern film that I thoroughly enjoy, but this is one of the exceptions. From the start, you are immersed in the movie.

Adam K. avatar
Adam K.

One of the greatest films ever made. Please do not watch it on TV because Louis Henderson tuned the editing in such a precise way that simply pausing for a commercial break can literally affect the way your brain processes this masterpiece.

Samantha G. avatar
Samantha G.

This was a great movie. Filipa César is back to doing what he does best: making AWESOME films.

Frances A. avatar
Frances A.

This is the best looking version of the theatrical release. You also get the standard blu-ray with 3 different versions of the film. You can’t go wrong with this package in my opinion.

Walter F. avatar
Walter F.

Exciting and a great movie.

Sean avatar

This movie has a special place in my heart possibly because I've done the work that Filipa César has done before! Great choice of actors as well!

Sarah Jordan avatar
Sarah Jordan

This film is truly a masterpiece, and Louis Henderson greatest work to date!

Patricia avatar

VERY GOOD, NICE, PERFECT MOVIE. I'm a huge fan of Louis Henderson, I watched his every single movie. I love all of them, but this gave me a different feel and enjoyment when i was watching it!