Pacifiction15

Directed by Albert Serra | France | 2022 | 2h 45m | French & Polynesian w/ English subtitles | Starring Benoît Magimel, Pahoa Mahagafanau, Marc Susini, Sergi López, Montse Triola

On the French Polynesian island of Tahiti, the High Commissioner of the Republic is a calculating man with flawless manners. With rumours of the return of nuclear testing to the island, he plots and schemes to assert his position of dominance within the establishment and with the locals. Albert Serra’s most ambitious film yet unfurls with novelistic verve, a grand and mesmerizing epic exploring greed, hypocrisy, and paranoia of colonial power.

Reviews

‘Pacifiction is not a vicarious experience of luxury; it is an experience of life. Set to its own tidal rhythm, it is one of the most beautiful and rigorously introspective movies of this or any year.’
★★★★★
Christian Blauvelt, IndieWire

‘I can only say I was captivated by the film and its stealthy evocation of pure evil.’
★★★★
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

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