I'm sick of the phrase "social thriller" but this has an unexpected knife edge that pushes it into that territory. Not sure if I like the ending, but also not sure if it would serve a movie like this to have an ending I like. Catharsis should come at a more significant price than the cost of a movie ticket, or an African big game safari.
Would never accuse the Goddess Varda of deception, but it's almost, almost hard to believe that this Yanco character is truly a lost relative of hers that she'd lost track of and caught wind of accidentally, since his life and surroundings are exactly what she'd likely choose to make a documentary about anyway. The colors, the lifestyle, the pithy observations, it would all seem like a Varda film even if it weren't one. I'd eagerly watch a feature-length expansion of this.