Unorthodocs: The Look of Silence

Monday, 22 February 2016

19.00-21.15
The Screening Room
£12.00 / £10.00 concessions

Acclaimed director Joshua Oppenheimer follows up the Oscar nominated The Act of Killing (2012) with the equally powerful companion piece The Look of Silence (2014), which like it’s predecessor has also been nominated for this years Oscar for Best Documentary. Oppenheimer’s unflinching approach to film making combines interviews and archive footage with recreation and intervention to create a chilling modern masterpiece described by Werner Herzog as “profound, visionary, stunning”.

The film tracks the story of Adi, an optometrist who identifies his brother’s killers through footage of the 1965 Indonesian genocide and vows to confront them. The film aims to break the spell of silence that has hung over the family and the country for fifty years. 

The film will be followed by a Q&A session with:

Andre Singer:
Andre Singer is a Producer known for his work on the Joshua Oppenheimer films The Act of Killing and The Look of Silence and his work with Werner Herzog on My Best Fiend and Into the Abyss.


Presented by Dartmouth Films in partnership with Somerset House, Unorthodocs is a series of screenings of award winning documentaries that have been shown at international festivals, but fall outside the remit of British television. Now in its third series Unorthodocs presents a range of documentaries each alongside an exclusive Q&A with some of those involved in the film.

Film run time: 103 minutes / Certificate: PG13

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