The Act of Killing is showing in lots more cinemas from this week, and the buzz continues to grow with some great screening reactions from Twiiter below, and the films US release this week. When director Joshua Oppenheimer was over in the UK for the Dogwoof Directors Tour screenings, he signed some of the cinema quad posters for us and you could win one in our competition!
And if you don't win, you can always order your own copy of the poster from the Dogwoof Shop
In the 1960’s Anwar Congo was a leader in Indonesia’s pro-regime paramilitary the Pancasila Youth who, along with his band of dedicated followers, was amongst those who participated in the murder and torture more than a million alleged Communists, ethnic Chinese and intellectuals. Proud of their deeds and completely unpunished, Anwar and his pals are delighted when the film’s director ask them to re-enact these murders for their documentary – in any genre they desire. Initially Anwar and his friends enthusiastically take up the challenge using hired actors, making elaborate sets and costumes and even using pyrotechnic, but eventually as the movie violence is played out and reconstructed, Anwar finally begins to feel unease and remorse.