Pin It
.
Favorites

Film review: "Impossible" 

The centerpiece selection in the Dryden's "Here and Elsewhere" film series, "The Impossible" comes from French experimental filmmaker Sylvain George. Combining elements of political radicalism with formal experimentation, the film examines the current Calais migrant crisis, as refugees fleeing troubled areas like Darfur, Afghanistan, Syria, and Iraq attempt to cross the English Channel in the hopes of finding asylum in the United Kingdom. George utilizes a mix of mediums to create a tapestry of images that coalesce into a passionate but enigmatic portrait of a country in revolution. A mostly silent depiction of life in the makeshift refugee encampment known as the "Calais jungle" gives way in the film's second half to footage from student-led social protests in Paris, resulting in a contrast between those able to raise their voices with those whose voices have been willfully silenced. As the first 30 minutes of "The Impossible" are silent, Rochester-based electronic noise musician Martin Freeman will provide live accompaniment during the screening.

Comments


Comments are closed.

Latest in Movie Reviews

Readers also liked…

Browse Listings

Submit an event

This Week's Issue

Cover Story:
The vinyl word
Once upon a time, from around 1975 to 1995, the Rochester music scene was stuck in analog limbo, with a dubious digital solution waiting in the wings. It was a growing scene that fed off itself: Local musicians put out records, which would inspire their peers to issue their own records to supplement their income and further express their art. read more ... A former paperboy's story of sexual abuse
Rick Bates claims in a lawsuit against Gannett Co. that he was sexually abused as a paperboy in 1983 read more ...

Tweets @RocCityNews

© 2019 City Newspaper.

Website powered by Foundation.