YIDFF 2013
International Competition
  • The Act of Killing
  • Bajarí: Gypsy Barcelona
  • Boundary
  • Char . . . The No-man’s Island
  • A Gift from the Sky
  • Motherland or Death
  • Once I Entered a Garden
  • The Other Day
  • Parts of a Family
  • The Punk Syndrome
  • Revision
  • Stories We Tell
  • Tour of Duty
  • Voices from the Waves
  • A World Not Ours
  • The Act of Killing

    DENMARK, INDONESIA, NORWAY, UK / 2012 / Indonesian / Color / 159 min
    Joshua Oppenheimer


    The filmmakers confront former death squad leaders of the Indonesian Suharto regime and suggest they make a film about their past atrocities. The nightmarish filmmaking process and its hallucinatory result is a cinematic fever dream, an unsettling journey deep into the imaginations of mass-murderers and the shockingly banal regime of corruption and impunity they inhabit. 159 minutes of intense images overwhelm the viewer with the vulnerable and sinful nature of a human society itself.

    Oct. 12 A6 | Oct. 13 CL