Almayer's Folly (La folie Almayer)
An adaptation of the first novel by Joseph Conrad, Almayer's Folly tells a story of Dutch trader Kaspar Almayer who marries a local girl out of greed on the Bornean outpost of Dutch colonies. More than just a depiction of personal tragedy and madness, the novel and, to even bigger extent Ackerman’s adaptation, are a harsh critique of European colonialist history.
Beautiful, haunting images and excellent performances by Stanislas Merhar and Aurora Marion mark this lesser known masterpiece by Belgian director Chantal Akerman. AK
PLEASE NOTE: THIS SHOW HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FROM THE 15TH OF NOVEMBER AT THE EVERYMAN TO THE 23RD OF NOVEMBER AT THE TRISKEL