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The Look of Silence shortlisted for the Oscar Documentary

The Look of Silence

Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Look of Silence has made it to the Oscar feature documentary shortlist, as was announced yesterday. The film, which serves as a companion piece to The Act of Killing, kicked off its festival circuit a year ago at the Venice Film Festival, where it also won the Grand Jury Prize.

The documentary focuses on the Indonesian genocide of 1965-66, and we follow a young optometrist named Adi Rukun who is searching for the men who killed is brother. He confronts them about their actions while he tests their eyesight.

 

The Look of Silence is available digitally.

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.