Docpoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival

Programme (2020)

Safari (2020)

What is more grotesque than paying large sums of money to kill beautiful wild animals? The answer is possibly seeing an African safari through the eyes of radical Austrian filmmaker Ulrich Seidl, who has earned a strong festival following with films like his Paradise trilogy, showing how evil rhymes with human absurdity.

Safari is a relatively simple, straightforward and presumably unstaged documentary, but it leaves the audience deeply shaken.

Seidl calls the film “a vacation movie about killing,” which about sums up his condemnation of hunting as part of humans’ reckless exploitation of nature.

Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter

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Film Title : Safari
Language : englanti, afrikaans, saksa
Director : Ulrich Seidl
Year : 2016
Length : 91
Age limit : K12
Format : DCP
Cinematographer : Wolfgang Thaler
Editing : Christof Schertenleib
Producer : Ulrich Seidl
Production Company : Ulrich Seidl Film Produktion GmbH

Screenings :
Fri 31.1. at 21.15, Kino Regina