Far from Men
aka Loin des hommes First screened in September 2014
Director: David Oelhoffen. Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Reda Kateb, Nicolas Giraud. Screenplay: David Oelhoffen and Antoine Lacomblez (based on the short story "L'Hôte" by Albert Camus). Twitter Capsule:
Short Camus tale becomes well-shot, well-paced, Stagecoachy two-man Algerian Western. Classic style, laudable clarity.
Granted, takes few stylistic risksthough maybe lean directness is now a risk. At one point, a character at a crossroads stands at a crossroads. But it's fresh in other ways, and timely.