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Almayer's Folly
A film by Chantal Akerman
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Somewhere in Southeast Asia, in a little lost village on a wide and turbulent river, a European man clings to his pipe dreams out of love for his daughter. A story of passion, loss and madness. Adapted from the novel by Joseph Conrad.

"One of the year's most hypnotic and fascinating films."Village Voice

"Akerman's formal control is, as always, astounding."Time Out

"Akermanís control of the expressive elements, particularly the performances, which are at once subdued and theatrical, and the choreography of the long takes, in which actors move through the encroaching jungle, are exceptional."Artforum

"Fervently passionate and formally meticulous, the latest stunning coup for a director who's made a career of repurposing archetypal storylines."Slant Magazine

"Thrilling... ALMAYER'S FOLLY is lush and dreamy (if not quite dreamlike), but it never feels unanchored or given to pointless meandering."L.A. Weekly

"A work of engulfing jungles and rivers, vehement and incantatory speeches, and piercing female gazes in front of and behind the camera."The House Next Door

2011 Biennale di Venezia
2011 Vancouver International Film Festival
2011 Toronto International Film Festival
2011 BFI London Film Festival
2011 Viennale - Vienna International Film Festival
2011 Busan International Film Festival
2011 Festival do Rio
2012 Melbourne International Film Festival
2012 Jerusalem International Film Festival
2012 Anthology Film Archives
2012 CPH:PIX

127 minutes / color
Release: 2016
Copyright: 2011
Sale/Institutional: $398

This DVD is sold above with a license for institutional use and Public Performance rights. It is also available for home video use, click here.

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Subject areas:
Asia, Chantal Akerman, Joseph Conrad, KimStim Collection, Literature, Narrative, Southeast Asia

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The Films of Chantal Akerman

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