January 22, 2007

Sundance. Manda Bala.

"There are many impressive documentaries at Sundance this year but my favorite so far is Jason Kohn's Manda Bala (Send a Bullet)," writes Jason Guerrasio at the Filmmaker blog. "Examining the violence, political corruption and rampant kidnappings in Sao Paulo, Brazil, this doc - with a brisk running time of 85 minutes - never lets you catch your breath as it weaves through numerous stories that are sometimes humorous but often excruciating to watch."

Manda Bala

"[A]rguably the best documentary I've watched so far," agrees Steve Ramos at indieWIRE. Both mention Kohn's work with Errol Morris, "but the twenty-something director deserves unshared acclaim for his bright, beautiful and utterly engrossing omnibus film," adds Ramos.

Updated through 1/25.

IndieWIRE and the Reeler interview Kohn.

Update, 1/24: "What gets my blood running is to fall in love with a movie, and my favorite movie at the festival so far is Jason Kohn's Manda Bala." Reid Rosefelt introduces his video interview with Kohn at Zoom In Online.

Updates, 1/25: Bryan Whitefield talks with Kohn for ScreenGrab.

"Kohn's film lives in the extremes while somehow taking refuge in the commonplace. It's fascinating, unsettling viewing," writes ST VanAirsdale before quoting a few very lively bits from the Q&A with an audience.

Coverage of the coverage: The Park City Index.

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Posted by dwhudson at January 22, 2007 5:39 AM


could you tell me where can a get a copy of MANDA BALA?
thanks and regards

Posted by: Silvio at January 28, 2007 12:22 PM