In 1978, Jean-Pierre Gorin, a French filmmaker and former Godard colleague, was teaching at UC San Diego when he shot identical twins Grace and Virginia Kennedy, who were eight years old at the time.
Poto and Cabengo, as the two girls called each other, communicated in their own language. The twins were ignored by their parents and secluded from the outside world because their father felt they were developmentally retarded, and their unique language evolved as a result of that neglect.
Observing Poto and Cabengo conversing is as engrossing as seeing a Henry Darger-directed version of "Waiting for Godot."
‘Poto and Cabengo’ Digital Restoration from Criterion Films
(Jean-Pierre Gorin, 1979, USA, HDCam video, 76 min.)