Drafthouse Films and Participant Media have jointly acquired U.S. rights to The Look Of Silence, the latest film from Joshua Oppenheimer and a companion piece to his Oscar-nominated doc The Act Of Killing. Where The Act of Killing chronicled a generation of Indonesian death squad leaders basking in the legacy of their atrocities, The Look Of Silence examines one victim’s journey as he searches for and confronts his brother’s killers.
Oscar winner Errol Morris and Oscar nomined Werner Herzog, who executive produced The Act Of Killing, are also exec producers on the new film along with Emmy nominee André Singer (Little Dieter Needs to Fly). Signe Byrge Sørensen also produced The Look Of Silence, which will world premiere in Venice before hitting TIFF and the New York Film Festival. Drafthouse and Participant will release it theatrically stateside next summer.
The deal was negotiated by Cinephil’s Philippa Kowarsky for Signe Byrge Sørensen and Final Cut For Real, James Emanuel Shapiro for Drafthouse Films, and Jeff Ivers for Participant.