Omega 3

In a post-apocalyptic world, different factions contend in a bitter conflict – over what the surviving population should be eating. Arguably, it is a very Cuban question; and also typical is the ingenuity and imagination with which this future dystopia is evoked on a minimal budget. As in all great science-fiction, however, it treats universal themes: in this case, intolerance and dogma. For all that it is focused through the satirical lens of dietary fetishism, “Omega 3”, with its incisive script, assured performances and brooding visual style, manages to remain both thought- provoking and highly emotive. One of the most innovative films in this year’s Festival, and one that will stay with you long after you have left the theatre.

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