Nominee Grierson Award, London Film Festival
Official Selection: Venice Film Festival
Multi-award winning director Ulrich Seidl – known for films such as Dog Days, Import Export, and In The Basement – turns his meticulous gaze to hunters on safari.
The horror of the hunt and all it entails, will rightly trouble many, but Seidl’s cinema does not shy away from showing the grotesque nature of humanity. That these hunts take place on vacation is never forgotten and the holiday experiences of these European hunters are contrasted with those of the African workers who facilitate the rich tourists, and the echoes of colonialism are never far away.
“Ulrich Seidl continues to amaze and unnerve in this brilliantly composed, deeply upsetting portrait of tourist hunters in Africa.” Variety