Les Sentiers de l'Utopie (Utopia's Trails) is, as the inscription on the cover intriguingly indicates, a book-film. And I say intriguingly because one immediately realizes that it is not just a narrative rendered through two different media. On the back cover, the reader finds an elucidating piece of information: The book is an account of the history and practices of several European intentional communities visited by Isabelle Fremeaux and John Jordan throughout a year; and the film is what the authors call “docu-fiction,” a poetic road movie set in the future and composed of images filmed during that period. There is, in fact, an interesting interaction between the book and the film: The first describes reality, but one that lies on the margins; the latter depicts times that can well lie ahead, but only in the understanding that the margins become the center. The rationale behind all euchronic...

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