AFI Fest November 10th Film Picks

the-missing-picture-posterHere are our picks for a pretty exciting Sunday at AFI Fest:

Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s classic The Marriage of Maria Braun, which is part of guest director Agnes Varda’s selection. 2:30PM at the Egyptian.

Alain Guiraudie’s Stranger By The Lake (read our review). While French movies are known to not shy away when it comes to showing nudity and sex onscreen, this is a bit different and comes with a big buzz as it takes place on a nude gay beach and features plenty of sex. I’m still not convinced it is as great as French critics claimed,  but there is something intriguing about it. So if you want to know what all the buzz is about you might want to check it but … be warned this is not for everybody. 6:15 PM at the Chinese 1.

Kim Ki Duk’s Moebus. I haven’t watched that one yet but Kim Ki Duk’s films are always an event so if you like provocative and meditative works, you will probably enjoy it. Chinese 6, 8:45 p.m

The Missing Picture (read our review). Rithy Panh’s documentary uses clay figures and archival footage to document his experience as a survivor of a Khmer Rouge’s camp in the 70’s. This haunting piece is by far the strongest and most memorable entry I have seen at the festival so far.

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Fred Thom

Fred Thom

Editor-in-Chief/Founder/Film Critic at Plume Noire
The founder and editor-in-chief of Plume Noire, Fred Thom covers film festivals and writes movie reviews. He was born in Marseilles, France and is now living in Los Angeles, California.