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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Bonnet Michel's rating of the film The Land of the Enlightened

  2. wu.meaningless's rating of the film The Land of the Enlightened

    Outsider projects oversimplified colonialist narrative on exploited youths. Pieter-Jan De Pue spends nearly a decade of his life in order to capture these scenes on film. The amount of support he received as well as his extreme drive and willingness to tango with every power and obstacle at play during the production is mind blowing. Is this an attempt of whites trying humanize Afghans?

  3. Aukse's rating of the film The Land of the Enlightened

    - docu-fiction film about Afghanistan with a poetic and mythic twist - the narration is quite inconsistent - sometimes lack of explanation - great shots and palette of colors

  4. nematomaranka's rating of the film The Land of the Enlightened

    the film is so chaotic. that makes it exceptionally free of the any "meaning" that would minimise the ridiculousness of human existence

  5. Ciprian Ailenei's rating of the film The Land of the Enlightened

    Essay films are killing me softly.

  6. Mihai Cristea's rating of the film The Land of the Enlightened

  7. Michael Peer's rating of the film The Land of the Enlightened

    The biggest surprise from the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Part documentary. Part Malick. Pure bliss. Incredibly ambitious and shot over 5 years in Afghanistan. Filmed on grainy 16mm, The Land of Enlightement tells the story of two armies: a small group of Taliban children traversing through their mountainous occupied land, the other being US Army. Raw, thought provoking, immersive, and transportive.