The Island Of The Hungry Ghosts (12A)
Germany/UK/Australia | 2018 | 93' | AD | Gabrielle Brady
Gabrielle Brady’s hypnotic documentary focuses on Poh Lin—a trauma therapist who works with inmates of the detention center. Following Lin as she explores the island and speaks to her clients, Brady brings together the island’s violent past, Lin’s therapy sessions, and the relentless drive of the migrating crabs in a sharply beautiful, haunting meditation on how a place can reflect its own past and present.
Best Documentary, Tribeca Film Festival 2018
Prix Buyens-Chagoll, Visions du Reel, Switzerland 2018
Best Documentary, Official Competition at Valletta Film Festival 2018
Special Jury Mention, Edinburgh Film Festival 2018