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WAITING FOR THE BARBARIANS | RSFF 2020

March 18, 2020

RED SEA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Adapted from a 1980 novel by Nobel laureate J.M. Coetzee, “Waiting for the Barbarians” is set in a frontier outpost of an unnamed colony, somewhere in a desert, sometime in the first few decades of the last century. This lack of specificity heightens the callousness of the newly arrived state security officers (led by a diabolical Johnny Depp, accompanied by a ruthless Robert Pattinson), their brutal rule meted out with utter disregard for the humanity of those they encounter. Their appearance disturbs the more gentle order of the long-standing magistrate (Mark Rylance) whose presence represents the imposition of an authority of a far less savage kind. Throughout, these twin forms of power – one draconian, one compassionate, yet both representing unforgiving oppression – are explored. The film extends director Ciro Guerra’s preoccupation with the mechanics of colonial order and is shot with a special attention to landscape and its effect on how it forms our perceptions.

Director:

CIRO GUERRA

Producer:

MONIKA BACARDI, MICHAEL FITZGERALD, ANDREA IERVOLINO, OLGA SEGURA

Country:

ITALY

Running time:

1H 52M

Rating:

R18

Screening time:

March 17, 2020 at 18:15

March 18, 2020 at 18:15

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Details

Date:
March 18, 2020
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Organizer

Red Sea Film Festival
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Venue

Red Sea Film Festival
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