Following up on his massively acclaimed “The Act Of Killing” and picking up awards at Berlin, Goteborg, Pusan, SXSW, Venice and Zurich, Joshua Oppenheimer‘s followup “The Look Of Silence” is benefitting from massive buzz. Today, a new trailer for the doc has arrived.
Here Oppenheimer centers his focus on Adi, a young optometrist who decides to confront the men who killed his brother during the brutal genocide in Indonesia in 1965. Meeting with each man under the pretext of an eye exam, he asks them to admit responsibility for their actions in what is a powerfully painful examination of history and memory. In our review, Jessica Kiang called the documentary an “extraordinarily poignant, desperately upsetting meditation on the legacy of those killings, and on the bravery required to seek any kind of truth about them.”
“The Look Of Silence” arrives on July 17th. Watch below.