Mar 01 - Mar 07, 2013
(Bruno Dumont, France, 2011, 35mm, 110 min)
The spiritual fully embraces the material in Hors Satan, as a gaunt religious ascetic wanders the towns of northern France. His austere lifestyle is punctuated by acts of brutality, including rape and murder, that sometimes manage to produce "good" outcomes. The cinematic experience for the audience pulls no punches either, with forceful visual fluctuations and a tuneless soundtrack that includes the creaks of the camera dolly. Like its title—in English, Outside Satan—Dumont’s sixth film is constantly questioning faith and asking the audience to do the same.