Eschewing the documentary convention of talking heads, 5 October is a remarkable and graceful depiction of the director’s 52-year-old brother coming to terms with a critical life situation. He has a 50% chance of surviving necessary but complicated surgery which will occur on this date. This deeply personal story is directed with transcendent elegance and a deep sensitivity, as the man embarks on an ‘Easy Rider-like’ bike journey through the landscapes of Europe. Excerpts from his diary frame the purpose of his journey: the desire to both examine fear and achieve peace with his inner self.

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