Monday, August 18, 2008
Nerakhoon: The Betrayal
I've mentioned Nerakhoon: The Betrayal before. Youtube now has a rough cut that has some great highlights of this film.
For me, it is one of the few that I know I will watch many, many times over the course of my lifetime, because of its amazing textures and layers.
It succeeds as both a narrative of the Southeast Asian refugee experience and as a deeper meditation on Lao culture and on universal themes of betrayal at all levels of human experience.
It's really a remarkable film, one that affects me at both an artistic and personal level. See it when you can.