The Criterion Collection/ Janus Films
Instead of watching this blatantly islamophobic trash, here are 5 incredible middle eastern films to watch instead that don’t star a former IDF soldier:
1. 5 Broken Cameras
4. Close Up
5. Salt of this Sea
Also, if you don’t know why this film is incredibly problematic, I highly suggest reading Hadidi’s recent article “Wonder Woman’s Middle Eastern Stereotypes Should Have Stayed in the 1980’s” on Slate.
In Cachè, Haneke makes an explicit reference to the Paris Massacre of 1961, which functions as the film’s backbone in examining the repression and guilt of a nation’s collective memory. This historical event almost functions as a ghost that haunts the characters of the film who were not directly involved in the event but are still suffering as a result of the violent injustice where many innocent people were brutally murdered. The director shows that history is never forgotten, but…