Join the Boston Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Mar 19th at 4:30p for Pacification at the Brattle Theatre. Look for Dan wearing a multicolored shirt in the theatre lobby about 15 minutes before the film. As always, after the film we will descend on a local establishment for dinner/drinks/discussion.
Renowned European director Albert Serra has turned in his masterpiece with PACIFICTION, already being hailed as one of the cinematic events of the year. In what can only be described as an immersive political thriller, Serra patiently draws us in to the life of De Roller (Magimel), a high-ranking diplomat on the French Polynesian island of Tahiti. De Roller is clearly a calculating man with impeccable manners and charisma to spare, but just how much in-the-know and in control he is remains uncertain. Slowly we become aware that, amidst his visits to a seedy bar, flirtations with an alluring hotel clerk, appearances at events, and meetings with citizens of all positions, De Roller is trying to get to the bottom of a persistent rumor that has been going around: that the arrival of a submarine could herald the return of French nuclear testing.