The Look of Silence

Director Joshua Oppenheimer
2015, Denmark/Indonesia/Norway/Finland/Great Britain, 99min
Festivals: Venice (Grand Special Jury Prize); nominated for Oscar for Best Documentary

The follow-up to Joshua Oppenheimer’s Oscar-nominated The Act of Killing was also nominated for an Oscar. While the first film focuses on the executioners involved in the Indonesian anti- Communist genocide of the ‘60s, this documentary follows one of the genocide victims in the present. Adi, a small-town optician, is looking for his brother’s killers to confront them and, more importantly, to understand how atrocity becomes not just possible, but accepted by an entire society. 

Friday, October 7th, 18:00, Cinema Arta