Keswick Film Club - The Land of the Enlightened

Sunday 13th November 5:00 PM

The Land of the Enlightened 

Director: Pieter-Jan De Pue Country:
Cert: 15 Year: 2016 Length: 87 mins
The Land of the Enlightened

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Audience Reaction

Score: 68.88% Attendance: 56




Our film at Rheged this season is a 'hybrid documentary': following children and soldiers around Afghanistan, film maker Pieter-Jan De Pue brings us a mix of travelogue, social realism and drama (some of the scenes are re-enactments of real events). The result should look great at Rheged, De Pue winning a cinematography award at Sundance.


open_quote Beautifully intimate 16mm photography and a hazy structure make the film feel like an opium dream of an Adam Curtis documentary; a ragtag, lyrical companion to fellow Afghan docs Restrepo and Taxi to the Dark Side close_quote Phil Hoad, The Guardian



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