Shape of the Moon
In Shape of the Moon, Leonard Retel Helmrich brings us a very slow paced documentary about the travails of a Christian family in predominantly Muslim Indonesia. Due to the ease that the family allowed, Retel Helmrich was able to film key moments in the family's life. And Retel Helmrich was able to film some absurdist moments, such as when a neighbor comes to look for an apple that has disappeared.
A refreshing documentary, it's been awhile since I've questioned if what I was watching was staged or not. The feature is at times frustrating and funny at turns and the last scene is heartbreaking in its inevitability.
Look for this Sundance award winner at art house theatres and maybe on the Sundance Channel on Doc Day.Comments: Post a Comment