The Look of Silence
Showings
St. Anthony Main Theatre 1Fri, Apr 17, 2015 2:30 PM Event Date Passed
 
St. Anthony Main Theatre 2Thu, Apr 23, 2015 6:45 PM Event Date Passed
 
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
English Title:The Look of Silence
Program:Documentaries
Cine Global
Tags:Documentary
Social Justice
War
History
Voice Category:Panorama
Release Year:2014
Runtime:99
Type:Documentary Feature
Awards:Grand Special Jury Prize - Venice Film Festival
Peace Film Award - Berline International Film Festival
Country:Denmark
Finland
Indonesia
Norway
UK
Language:Indonesian
Website:http://thelookofsilence.com/
Print Source:Drafthouse Films
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aA_ZHAs4M9k
Cast/Crew
Director:Joshua Oppenheimer
Producer:Signe Byrge Sørensen
Werner Herzog
Errol Morris
André Singer
Cinematographer:Lars Skree
Editor:Nils Pagh Andersen
Screenwriter:Joshua Oppenheimer
Filmography:The Act of Killing (2012)
The Globalization Tapes (2002)
The Entire History of the Louisiana Purchase (1997)
Description

Joshua Oppenheimer’s powerful companion piece to The Act of Killing, The Look of Silence focuses on a family of survivors who discovers how their son was murdered in the 1965 Indonesian genocide, as well as the identities of the killers. The youngest son, an optometrist named Adi, decides to break the suffocating silence by confronting the men who killed his brother and, while testing their eyesight, asks them to accept responsibility for their actions. “The Look of Silence is, I hope, a poem about a silence borne of terror—a poem about the necessity of breaking that silence, but also about the trauma that comes when silence is broken.” (Joshua Oppenheimer)



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