In adapting the wartime diaries of Marguerite Duras, Emmanuel Finkiel captures the author’s oblique style, which filters events though a thick layer of ennui, and centers on women who deal with inflicted trauma by torturing themselves.
The blunt, insistent documentary Architects of Denial is built upon a central thesis: the refusal of Turkey’s government (and its ally the United States) to acknowledge the systematic elimination of 1.5 million Armenians in 1915 as genocide has led to countless other deaths and continued persecution.
The atmosphere of mourning in Deepak Rauniyar’s wistful White Sun isn’t just the result of the sudden death of the revered former leader of a remote mountain village. Nepal, as the remaining elders once knew it, died when the monarchy was overthrown after a decade of civil war.
With the vivid historical drama Viceroy’s House, Gurinder Chadha accomplishes two goals: presenting the viewpoint of people affected by the machinations of a powerful ruler, and portraying Lord Mountbatten in a different light.
The directors and the subject of the combat documentary Danger Close prize determination over introspection, turning this firsthand account of modern American warfare into a found-footage action film.