Almayer's Folly

  • Belgium
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The action takes place in Malaysia, not far from Borneo, in the late fifties when the country, after many trials and tribulations, found itself under English yoke. In a Small lost village, far from everything, by a large tumultuous river. A river that will have a key role in this story. A simple story that encompasses passion and dreams, racism and money, a desire for indépendance and cowardice, but above all the love of a father to his daughter. A European man clings to his pipe dreams out of love for his daughter. A quest for the absolute, a story of passion and madness. A love that will lead to his final fall. Adapted from the novel by Joseph Conrad.

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  • Original Title
    La folie Almayer
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Chantal Akerman
  • Cast
    Stanislas Merhar, Marc Barbé, Aurora Marion, Zac Andrianasolo, Sakhna Oum
  • Cinematography
    Raymond Fromont
  • Editing
    Claire Atherton
  • Sound
    Thomas Gauder
  • Runtime
    127 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Belgium
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • Biennale di Venezia
    • Toronto International Film Festival
    • Vancouver International Film Festival
    • Festival do Rio
    • BFI London Film Festival
    • Mumbai International Film Festival
    • Mumbai International Film Festival
    • Taipei Golden Hors Film Festival
    • Festival Internacional de Cine de Mar del plata
    • Belgrade International Film Festival
    • Vilnius International Film Festival
    • Ankara Internationtal Film Festival
    • CPH:PIX
    • Jerusalem International Film Festival
    • Era New Horizon International Film Festival
    • Melbourne International Film Festival is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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