Two BAFTA nominations for The Act of Killing
Television, Film and Moving Image 8 January 2014
The film has already won more than 40 prizes in film festivals around the world, and was named in several critics' lists of the best films of 2013.
The Act of Killing depicts a group of unrepentant former members of Indonesian death squads being challenged to re-enact some of their many murders in the style of the American movies they love. The film focuses particularly on one individual, Anwar Congo, whose initial enthusiasm for the re-enactments slowly gives way to outward expressions of unease and remorse.
Joshua Oppenheimer and Professor Joram ten Brink are directors of the International Centre for Documentary and Experimental Film, part of the Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media.
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