Joshua Oppenheimer’s latest film attempts to document the mood of the Indonesian people following the brutal years of communist purges that Oppenheimer depicted in The Act of Killing. He does so by following a brave soft-spoken spectacles salesman named Adi. Adi lost his brother in a particularly gruesome killing and Oppenheimer films him as he confronts those responsible, looking for acknowledgement, armed only with his eye test kit. A less innovative film than Act, perhaps, but no less harrowing or surreal.
The Look of Silence | Directed by Joshua Oppenheimer (USA 2014) documentary. Starts October 1