From her self-imposed exile in Argentina, Jacqueline Dumont waits - as an unwilling, Edward-Snowden-like heroine - for publicity of her discovery that the CIA wants to kill a minister in the Middle East. A documentary maker follows her on her mission. Filmed in a cinéma-vérité style, Bernardo Britto has created an ironic melodramatic portrait, richly larded with comic timing and detailed observations in the voice-over, spoken by the documentary maker.
Britto’s predilection for light-hearted narrative techniques was already visible in a short animation film, Yearbook and Places Where We Lived, but gets sharper in this live-action feature thanks to an impeding anti-climax. While paranoia and boredom start to torment Jacqueline when no news media take an interest in her revelations, the naive film crew starts to wonder whether she really has a story to tell or not.



Filmmaker
Bernardo Britto
Premiere
International premiere
Country
USA
Year
2016
Medium
DCP
Length
87’
Language
English, Arabic, Spanish
Producer
Benjamin Cohen, Brett Potter, Taylor Shung, Samantha Zalaznick
Sales
Visit Films
Writer
Bernardo Britto
Cinematography
Eric Yue
Editor
Bernardo Britto
Production Design
Alexa Haas
Sound Design
Ryan Billia
Music
Brian McOmber
Cast
Bert Haelvoet, Richard Kind