TIFF 2016 Movie Review: SAFARI (Austria 2016) ***

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Movie Reviews of films that will be playing at TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) in 2016. Go to TIFF 2016 Movie Reviews and read reviews of films showing at the festival.

auf_safari_poster.jpg SAFARI (Austria 2016) ***
Directed by Ulrich Seidl

Review by Gilbert Seah

Austrian director Ulrich Seidl is known for his ‘shock’ movies that are more than provocative. His films DOG DAYS, the PARADISE trilogy and his latest SAFARI are not for everyone.

At least half a dozen critics walked out dying the press screening for SAFARI. There is a lot of blood and guts, displayed when the animals shot on SAFARI are gutted in real time. Seidl’s film is also very sly in its humour – the way the over privileged hunters justify the killings as humane.

Seidl provides his audience with access points into the thrill-seeking and power-hungry tourism of the “sport.” Guided by an official hunter and…

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