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.

Info

Title

The Look of Silence

Production Year

2014

Crew

Director

Joshua Oppenheimer

Producer

Signe Byrge Sørensen

Co-producers

Kaarle Aho, Torstein Grude, Bjarte Mørner Tveit

Director of Cinematography

Lars Skree

Editor

Niels Pagh Andersen

Production company

Final Cut for Real Ap

Awards

Grand Jury Prize –
Venice Film Festival 2014

Audience Award – Best Film –
Festival d’Angers 2015

Audience Award –
Sheffield Doc/Fest 2015

Grand Prize (DOX Award) –
CPH:DOX 2014

Aung San Suu Kyi Award –
Burma Human Rights
Human Dignity Film Festival 2015

Online Critics Prize (Mouse d’Oro) –
Best Film of Venice Film Festival 2014

Human Rights Nights Award –
Venice Film Festival 2014

Danish Film Critics Association Prize
for Best Documentary (Bodil Prize) – 2015

Peace Film Prize –
Berlin Film Festival 2015

Best World Documentary (Cinephile Prize) –
Busan International Film Festival 2014

Audience Award – Best Film,
Festival Favorites – SXSW Film Festival 2015

Dragon Award Best Documentary –
Gothenburg International Film Festival 2015

Critics Prize (FIPRESCI) –
Best Film of Venice Film Festival 2014

Prize of the
Danish Arts Council – 2014

True Life Award –
True/False Film Festival 2015

Audience Award –
Documenta Madrid 2015

Audience Award –
Docs Barcelona 2015

Amnesty International Award –
Docs Barcelona 2015

Grand Prix – Festival de Cinéma
Valenciennes 2015

Prix de la Critique – Festival de
Cinéma Valenciennes 2015

Danish Academy Award for
Best Documentary (Robert Prize) – 2015

Don Quixote Prize –
Tromsø International Film Festival 2015

Best Film – Cine de Derechos Humanos –
Uruguay International Film Festival 2015

Best Documentary –
Calgary Underground Film Festival 2015

European Critics Prize (FEDEORA) –
Best European and Mediterranean
Film of Venice Film Festival 2014

Prix Étudiants – Festival de Cinéma
Valenciennes 2015

Best Documentary –
Sofia International
Film Festival 2015

Best Film – Prague One World
Film Festival 2015

Audience Award –
Movies That Matter Festival 2015

Best Documentary –
Denver Film Festival 2014

Best Documentary –
Victoria Film Festival 2015

Best Director (Baltic Gaze) –
Vilnius International Film Festival 2015

Amnesty International Award –
Docs Against Gravity – Warsaw 2015

Wild Dreamer Award –
Subversive Film Festival 2015

Special Jury Prize –
NordicDocs 2015

Best Director (Documentary) –
River Run Film Festival 2015

Festivals

71st Venice Int- Film festival, Italy 2014
Telluride Film Festival, USA 2014
Toronto Film Festival, Canada 2014
Helsinki Int. Film Festival, Finland 2014
Zurich Film Festival, Germany 2014
New York Film Festival, USA 2014
Busan Int. Film Festival, Korea 2014
La Roche-sur-Yon FF, France 2014
Abu Dhabi Middle East Int. FF, United Arab Emirates 2014
CPH: Dox Copehagen, Denmark 2014
IDFA Amsterdam, The Netherlands 2014
Goa Int Film Festival, India 2014
Tehran, Cinema Verite DFF, Iran 2014
Tbilisi Int FF, Georgia 2014
Riga Baltic Sea Forum of Docs, Latvia 2014
Tromso Int Film Festival, Norway 2015
Göteborg Int FF, Sweden 2015
Berlinale, Germany 2015
Oslo Human Rights/Wrongs, Norway 2015
Geneve, Forum on Human Rights, Switzerland 2015
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg 2015
Tempo, Doc. Festival, Sweden 2015
Sofia Int FF, Bulgaria 2015
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, Greece 2015
Vilnius Int FF , Lithuania 2105
Kiev docudays UA HR FF, Ukraine 2015

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