Julia Loktev, director of The Loneliest Planet, on many critics’ ‘best of 2012’ film lists, made her remarkable debut with the documentary Moment of Impact, for which she won the Directing Award at Sundance in 1998.   Shot in 16mm black and white, the film is a stark portrayal of Loktev’s parents after a freak accident incapacitated her father.  The rigor of mundane quotidian life, redolent of Chantal Akerman’s iconic Jeanne Dielman, powers the film’s intimate non-fiction family drama.

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