THE LOOK OF SILENCE (15)

Date Time
Sun 28th June 7.45pm
Mon 29th June 7.45pm

Dir: Joshua Oppenheimer | Denmark / Finland / Indonesia / Norway / UK | 2014 | 103 mins | Indonesian w/Eng Subtitles

Documentary

Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Look of Silence is a follow-up and companion piece to his BAFTA-winning, Oscar-nominated The Act of Killing, hailed as a modern masterpiece. Both films explore the death squads active in 1960s Indonesia that killed over 500,000 people in an ‘anti-Communist’ purge. While The Act of Killing explored the effects of the genocide on the killers, The Look of Silence turns to victims’ families. Revealing brutally frank interviews with perpetrators to a family of survivors, Oppenheimer records their reactions; exploring the layers of grief, survivor guilt, anger and trauma his subjects face. An important film graced with composure, dignity and humanity.

“A stunning companion piece” ***** Peter Bradshaw, Guardian

“A shattering voyage into the jungle of human nature” **** Robbie Collin, Telegraph

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