A shame I thought, I felt there was something unfit in Akerman's way of directing applied to Conrad's debut novel about the malaysian tragedy of a dutch trader that suddenly begins to face the failures of all he dreamt of a future western-style life with his mixed-blood daughter (**3/4 - 5.5/10)
Its deliberate pace, nature sounds, and tropical ambience (reminding me Weerasethakul’s films without the mystical component), will not fit in everyone’s taste, but for those more adventurous, it may be a challenging cinematic experience. Review and Rating: http://alwayswatchgoodmovies.blogspot.com/2013/04/almayers-folly-2011.html
FNC '11 Akerman's latest is a reimagining of the Joseph Conrad novel and is a dry, lanquid, uninvolving affair. Our central character's self involvement and 'woe is me' dialoque becomes grating and annoying turning what could have been an interesting take on the dying days of colonialism into an uninteresting journey into self pity. Visually succeeds more with the heat almost dripping from the screen.