Pacifiction

Albert Serra · 2022 · Germany, Spain, France, Portugal
165min · DCP
Playing Feb 17 through Feb 23

On the French Polynesian island of Tahiti, the calculating French bureaucrat De Roller (Benoît Magimel) blithely rubs elbows with the elite of the island, while also frequenting local haunts where he cozies up with the Indigenous population. Tensions rise when a persistent rumor swirls around the island regarding the sighting of a submarine whose ghostly presence could herald the return of French nuclear testing. Mesmerizing and hypnotic, director Albert Serra crafts a dread-soaked, slow-burn fever dream, a deceptively quiet observation of colonialism, and an audacious commentary on gentrification. Named the best film of the year (2022) by Cahiers du Cinéma. In French with English subtitles.

Showtimes

Friday, Feb 17: 7:00 pm
Tuesday, Feb 21: 7:00 pm
Thursday, Feb 23: 7:00 pm