A Lost Man, inspired by the work of d’Agata

Inspired by the work of French photographer Antoine d’Agata and American novelist William T. Vollmann, A Lost Man effectively evokes the atmosphere of night life in the border towns Arbid depicts, and while it flirts with orientalist fetishizing of its Arabic characters, especially the women (surprising for a female filmmaker born in Lebanon), the film remains a fascinating and unsettling exploration of the dangers of taboo-breaking in Muslim societies. – The Bourne Cinema Conspiracy

The cult of d’Agata. Having a fascinating life doesn’t always equate into fascinating art, but he pulls it off.

via A Lost Man [erhebung]