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Title:   Jallikattu
Director:   Lijo Jose Pellissery
Year:   2019
Genre:   Adventure
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   09.23.19

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Date Viewed Venue Note
09.23.19Alamo South LamarThis Screening is part of event: FantasticFest 2019
This Indian film is about a village that hunts a water buffalo on the loose. There's some great photography here with the entire village, mostly non-actors, coming into frame to hunt this animal through the forest/jungle. In particular, scenes of like a hundred flashlights descending down this hill are particularly impressive. The story is mostly "we are looking for the buffalo" but there's a rhythmic music through most of the movie that's very propulsive and, combined with these amazing steadi-cam shots of many may people all shouting and running and yelling, the film feels visceral and kinetic through the entire running time.

It's not something I'd seen before, which is pretty cool. On one hand there could've maybe been a little more story but on the other I like that it's so pared down and focused.
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