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March 3


Tuesday, 06:00pm, Goethe-Institut

Director: Joshua Oppenheimer
103min | Documentary | Colour | Denmark, Indonesia, Norway, Finland, UK | 2014

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Internationally co-produced The Look Of Silence is about the Indonesian mass killings in 1965-66. Through Oppenheimer’s footage of perpetrators of the 1965 Indonesian genocide, a family of survivors discovers how their son was murdered, as well as the identities of the killers. The documentary focuses on the youngest son, an optometrist named Adi, who decides to break the suffocating spell of submission and terror by doing something unimaginable in a society where the murderers remain in power. He confronts the men who killed his brother and, while testing their eyesight, asks them to accept responsibility for their actions. This unprecedented film initiates and bears witness to the collapse of fifty years of silence.

Website: http://thelookofsilence.com/


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Editor: Niels Pagh Andersen
Producer: Signe Byrge Sørensen – Final Cut for Real (Denmark)
Production companies: Final Cut for Real ApS, Making Movies Oy, Piraya Films

Grand Jury Prize - 2014 Venice Film Festival
Critics Prize (FIPRESCI) - Best Film of Venice Film Festival 2014
European Critics Prize (FEDEORA) - Best European and Mediterranean Film of Venice Film Festival 2014
Online Critics Prize (Mouse d`Oro) - Best Film of Venice Film Festival 2014
Human Rights Nights Award - 2014 Venice Film Festival
Danish Academy Award for Best Documentary (Robert Prize) - 2015
Danish Film Critics Association Prize for Best Documentary (Bodil Prize) - 2015
Peace Film Prize - Berlin Film Festival 205
Best World Documentary (Cinephile Prize) - Busan International Film Festival 2014
Audience Award - Best Film, Favorite Festival - SXSW Film Festival 2015
Dragon Award Best Documentary - Gothenburg International Film Festival 2015
Audience Award - Best Film - Festival d`Angers 2015
Grand Prize (DOX Award) - CPH: DOX 2014
Prize of the Danish Arts Council - 2014
True Life Fund Recipient - True / False Film Festival 2015
Best Documentary - Sofia International Film Festival 2015
Best Film - Prague One World Film Festival 2015
Best Documentary - 2014 Denver Film Festival
Don Quixote Prize - Tromsø International Film 2015
Best Documentary Festival - Victoria Film Festival 2015

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