In the late fifties in Malaysia, the country finds itself under English domination after many trials and tribulations. 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.
In her last narrative feature film, Chantal Akerman alternately structured an organic visual language—patient, intense, emotive long-takes—demonstrating a director’s complete command of form. An ambitious adaptation that refocuses and subverts its source material: the debut novel of Joseph Conrad.
Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2003, Russia
Luis Buñuel, 1930, France
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Erick Zonca, 2008, France
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Aditya Assarat, 2007, Thailand
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Marjane Satrapi,Vincent Paronnaud, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria