November 6, 2016

Documentary by Joshua Oppenheimer
Rivoli - Auditório IAC

The Look of Silence (2014), made two years after The Act of Killing, continues to explore the massacre of the political opposition to the Indonesian dictator Suharto in the mid-1960s, and was also short-listed for the Best Documentary Oscar and won numerous other awards. It is different from the previous film in that it focuses on a single assassination. More than anything else, more than words or gestures, the story resides and is told in the faces of the killers, survivors and those who still seek the truth. Their gazes shimmer with terror, with doubt, perhaps even with guilt, and encompass the impossibility of reconciliation.