-”There are places that never leave us.”
‘The lost City of Z’ reminds me of Terrance Malick, poetic photography, propounding lines, primitive forest. This is a story about a man who looks for something that probably doesn’t exist. This film truly stuck me, even if I am not sure if the version I watched have been ‘edited’ by SARFT.
From the very beginning, what drives Percy to Amazonia is because he wanted to get rid of the bad reputation of his ancestors and goes into the dominant society. But the journey was tougher than he imagined, he even confessed that he was fool enough to leave his family to this awful place. However, after he found the evidence of civilization in this ancient forest, his life and belief changed forever. Finding that lost civilization which no one believed at that time has become ever since his meaning of life, that what he called, lost of city Z led him to back to Amazonia again, and again. Until the last time, he went back with his son and never come back after.