Film Series: Almayer’s Folly

2011. France/Belgium. Dir: Chantal Akerman. With Stanislas Merhar. 127 min.

Joseph Conrad’s debut novel shifts to 1950s Malaysia, where the titular trader desperately unravels in the jungle heat as he tries to raise his mixed-race daughter. Akerman and Conrad make an unexpectedly inspired pairing – Forward.com jokes that it’s a “postcolonial Jewish feminist response to Apocalypse Now.” Presented as part of The Tournées Festival.

Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. $5.