De documentaire 'Banana Pancakes and the Children of Sticky Rice' van regisseur Daan Veldhuizen valt wereldwijd in de smaak.
'An audience and critics favorite in Rotterdam, where it had its world premiere, Dutch filmmaker Daan Veldhuizen’s deceptively appealing encounter with villagers in a small Laotian town as they begin to welcome Western tourists is far more perceptive and sly than it first seems.'
'With all of the tonal and aesthetic shifts, the treading into the dubious and discomfiting terrain shared by natives and tourists, it’s hard to know just what to make of the film and its maker (who impressively, if a touch too slickly, also photographed and edited). But it’s the not knowing, and furthermore being allowed not to know, that makes Banana Pancakes and the Children of Sticky Rice something remarkable. That slightly queasy feeling, those unresolved questions about perspective and power and exploitation? That’s the stuff.'