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Film: Chantal Akerman’s “Almayer’s Folly,” 2012

Chantal Akerman’s "Almayer’s Folly" [La Folie Almayer], 2012
Still from Chantal Akerman’s Almayer’s Folly [La Folie Almayer], 2012.

Thursday, April 11, 2013
8 pm
Ring Auditorium 

The Belgian film and installation artist’s latest feature is loosely based on Joseph Conrad’s first novel. Shot in the jungles of Cambodia, the film follows a French expat (Stanislas Merhar) and his beautiful daughter (Aurora Marion) and dissects how their aspirations collide. As in her other films, Akerman is a master of using cinematography to evoke alienation, displacement, and despair—with unforgettable elegance. In French, English, and Khmer.

Seating is limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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