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The Forest (Le silence de la foret)

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Drama
Release Date:January 1, 2003
Running time:93 minutes
Cast:Eriq Ebouaney, Nadège Beausson-Diagne, Sonia Zembourou, Philippe Mory
Director:Bassek Ba Kobhio, Didier Ouenangare
Writer:Bassek Ba Kobhio, Marcel Beaulieu

Description: Hungarian director Benedek Fliegauf makes his feature-length debut with Rengeteg (Forest). Shot on digital video, the episodic film is composed of a series of seven different intimate parts bookended by footage of the same people in a large public space. These characters aren't given an introduction, context, or even character names. Cinematographer Zoltan Lovasi shoots the ensemble cast of non-actors exclusively in close-ups, so the larger situation is never made completely clear. Each segment involves a small group of people in some kind of intense and possibly disturbing conversation.~ Andrea LeVasseur, All Movie Guide

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