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… Philipp Hartmann’s Time Goes by Like a Roaring Lion is obsessed with lost narratives. What are the blanched spots in family portraits, Hartmann asks, if not the “gaps in memory” that need filling? Harping on about how precious seconds are lost every other year, the German filmmaker is unsettled by the idea that his little daughter in the future won’t remember the conversation they just had about dinosaurs. A cemetery of locomotives in the Andes, a visit to a clockmaker’s widow, an anecdote about a Manhattan man who obsessively recorded every passing minute before turning suicidal: all part of a drolly associative argument about confronting (and, perhaps, shrugging off) the shadow of mortality. …

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