A Flickering Truth (2015) - Rotten Tomatoes

A Flickering Truth (2015)




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This documentary from Pietra Brettkelly profiles filmmakers and cinema fans in Afghanistan as they attempt to recover the over 8,000 hours of film that had to be buried and hidden during the tyrannical rule of the Taliban.


Critic Reviews for A Flickering Truth

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (4)

A poetically elegiac documentary about the vulnerability of Afghanistan's cinematic heritage, and the determined efforts to safeguard what remains.

November 22, 2016 | Full Review…

This is moving, powerful stuff.

April 28, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

A fascinating study on a specific situation which speaks of the wider world.

April 27, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Documentary subjects don't come much more niche and nerdy than film archiving in Afghanistan.

April 26, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Filmgoing is affirmed as a communal experience that can transform lives in dark, uncertain times.

October 2, 2017 | Full Review…

A tough, intelligent, ambitious and wholly unique film.

September 1, 2016 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

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