I recently saw this film at the Shanghai Film Festival. I really enjoy watching films, but the offerings from Hollywood and even many of the indie films of late have been dismal to say the least.
But "Story Undone" made the list.
It hits the bull's eye for editing/pace, stark-emotional scenery, interactive and varied cinematography, and of course an excellent controversial story. All done with almost no budget, and under the nose of a disapproving government.
Each of the characters are introduced only briefly and you have just enough exposure to them to draw you in, then the story picks up and moves on, much the same way as the refugees...running, hiding, resting...You can't help but get that movie-within-a-movie feeling at times with this one.
I don't like spoilers, and a good filmmaker's art cannot be retold in words, just go see it, support it, and help recognize the merits of this movie. It's great entertainment with a powerful message.
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