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At First Look Festival, Global Troubles Become Art

7 January 2014 9:00 PM, PST | Village Voice | See recent Village Voice news »

Two women fall prey to surreptitiously placed bear traps, their screams echoing — to no avail — through the rural Quebec woods. A six-year-old tyke in a beetle costume rants hysterically about the plight of France until his clownish father tranquilizes him. A dead dog is hung from a riverside tree, and a village's worth of goats are slashed or shot to death.

Such ominous (and ominously funny) moments percolate throughout the Museum of the Moving Image's third annual First Look festival, which features 13 international features and three shorts (including the late Eric Rohmer's The Bakery Girl of Monceau). Most of the films are receiving their U.S. premiere; most brim with extravagantly bleak imagery, offering up equal doses of desperation and strife &md »

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