The lighthouse, Eggers, Canada/VS, 5
Following the seventeenth-
The honor amongst thieves, Ma Lanhua. China, 2
Not very special.
Vitalina Varela, Pedro Costa, Portugal, 3
10.15 Pathe 4,
Cape Verdean Vitalina Varela, who more or less plays herself in the title role, won
the Best Actress award at the festival in Locarno, where the film also won the Golden
Leopard. In the film she sets out, following the death of her partner who suddenly
moved to Portugal years ago, to see for herself the place where he last lived in
Lisbon. She winds up in a surreal, isolated world, powerfully underlined by Costa's
chiaroscuro filmic style, which often illuminates only part of the 4:3 ratio image,
fixing the characters in pitch-
My Morning Laughter, Marko Djordjevic, Serbia, 3
13.00, Pathe 3
The oracle hit the nail on the head. My Morning Laughter, the first fiction film from Serbian Marko Djordjevic, is about a man who has lived for too long under his parents' wings.
Everything in this tragicomedy looks unpolished. It is shot in narrow spaces using existing lighting, natural sound and a still camera that lets the characters get out of the frame and back, depending on their mood. But, there is hope for Dejan. A female colleague isn't easily put off.
Krabi, Ben Rivers, Thailand/UK, 2
16.00 Pathe 3, with Jaap
Krabi is a stunning city on the coast of southwestern Thailand. The beaches glisten, there is plenty of shade from luxuriant greenery, street vendors sell authentic local food and the fertility temple is extremely Instagramable. But in just a few years it will all be gone forever, crushed by mass tourism. Not quite yet, however, in the year 2562 in the Buddhist calendar. We see Krabi through the eyes of a woman who introduces herself in different ways and absorbs the local history and inhabitants’ stories with detachment.
About endlessness, Roy Andersson, Sweden, 4
19.00 Luxor, with Jaap
The with good reason existentially titled About Endlessness follows this familiar
procedure. Like a Scheherazade, we hear a voice-
True history of the Kelly Gang, Justin Kurzel, Australia, 5
21.45 Luxor with Jaap
Mad Max meets Jesse James in this fictionalised portrait of legendary outlaw Ned Kelly in 19th-
Antigone, Sophy Deraspe, Canada, 4
9.30 Pathe 1
Antigone is a 16-
La Fortaleza, Jorge Armand, Venezuela, 5
12.30, Pathe 5
Roque, who is old enough for a midlife crisis, has just wrecked his mother's car. He blames the chaos in Venezuela, but his parents don't share this view, and throw him out of their house. To battle his demons, and the drink, he travels into the southern jungle to renovate a cabin he built there in happier times. He meets old friends, now captivated by the gold rush. His desire for redemption conflates with an increasingly violent environment.
The Whistlers, Corneliu Porumboiu, Romania, 3
A couple of criminals are waiting for Romanian police officer Cristi (Vlad Ivanov) when he arrives on the Canary island of La Gomera. They teach him Silbo, a whistling language developed on the island centuries ago. As very few people have mastered this language, it is highly suitable for passing on secret information. Cristi, as corruptible as a Romanian policeman can be, is in big trouble. It looks like he has overplayed his hand. Both his superiors in the police force and the gangsters he’s working with smell a rat. Is there anyone left he can trust? Certainly not beautiful Gilda (Catrinel Marlon), a classic femme fatale.
Gutterbee, Ulrich Thomsen, Denmark, 5
Bipolar German sausage maker Edward relocates to small-
Variety, Bette Gordon, US, 3
22.00, Cinerama 6
Christine, 'a nice girl', gets a job selling tickets at a neighbourhood hardcore porn cinema. Intrigued by the porn films that play in a perpetual loop, Christine becomes involved in riskier and more risqué behaviour – following a regular customer (and underworld figure) around the city. Gordon turns the genre of the noir thriller on its head, and makes a female the investigator and the male the enigmatic figure.
10 uur Tiger shorts
The perfect candidate, Al Mansour, Saudi Arabia, 4
13.15 Pathe 1, with Chantal
Al Mansour depicts Maryam's political mission as a multi-
Wisdom tooth, Liang Ming, China, 3
Young adult Guxi lives with her half-
The end will be spectacular, Ersin Celik, Syria, 4
Between 2012 and 2019, the Kurds set up a 'stateless democracy' in Rojava, northern
Syria, based on local self-
The End Will Be Spectacular is an uncompromising war film about resistance fighters
who are attempting in 2015 to break the Turkish siege of Sur, the historic heart
of the Turkish-
The film tells the story of Zilan, a young woman who returns to family and friends
in Diyarbakir to honour the memory of her dead brother. She is suddenly caught up
in the violent struggle with the police and the army. A story of ideals, struggle,
friendship, loss and self-
Boyz in the wood, Ninian Doff, UK/USA,4
When the three biggest losers at their school are chosen to compete for the Duke of Edinburgh Award, the boys – Dean, Duncan and DJ Beatroot (not his real name really) – have to make their way across the Scottish Highlands accompanied by the nerd Ian. A huge sign about missing children at the start of the trek bodes ill.
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