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  • Thu 20 Feb 11:00 Dark Waters Read more Order tickets directly
  • Dark Waters
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    Based on the true story that pitted lawyer Robert Billott (Mark Ruffalo, who also shepherded this movie into production) and his everyman clients in West Virginia against the mighty DuPont chemical corporation—which was guilty of poisoning the groundwater while producing its trademark Teflon—this change-of-pace drama from art film darling Todd Haynes is a must-see for anyone concerned about corporate control and the future of the planet. As Billott fights the good fight, we are taken through an ominous series of courtroom confrontations and painstakingly marshalled evidence that is sure to scare the pants off most thinking individuals…

    ‘It seems odd at first that Todd Haynes, the artful creator of such classic queer cinema as Far From Heaven, Velvet Goldmine and Carol, would be drawn to such a just-the-facts legal barnburner like Dark Waters. But the filmmaker approaches the whistleblower genre… and applies his usual keen eye for how injustice eats away at character… What makes it a Haynes film, besides the evocative camera genius of Haynes regular Ed Lachman, is something intangible and mysterious. The director’s admirers will think immediately of Safe, the 1995 indie classic starring Julianne Moore as a wife and mother who thinks she’s being poisoned by something unidentifiable in the environment. That feeling of dread pervades throughout, and deepens the film’s scarily timely themes beyond the usual demands of docudrama…’—Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
    Zaal 3
  • Thu 20 Feb 11:15 For Sama Read more Order tickets directly
  • For Sama
    For all screenings:
    Do note: on February 20th at 8.30PM we screen this film in collaboration with International Center Tilburg during our special International Cinema event. See www.cinecitta.nl/filmspecial/international-cinema-night for more information.

    In 2012, as the protests against Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad mounted, university student activist Waad al-Kateab pulled out her camera and began filming in Aleppo. Over the course of the next four years—a period that saw her become increasingly involved in the resistance, fall in love, get married, have a baby girl (the Sama of the title), and eventually escape to the West—she captured uniquely powerful images of the devastation wrought by al-Assad’s troops, images that have been interwoven into a deeply felt diaristic account of what it is like to live in a war zone. Compelling, sometimes harrowing, and always deeply human, al-Kateab and English co-director Edward Watts’ (Escape from ISIS) documentary is essential viewing and a testament to the power of hope even in the most dire of circumstances. Unforgettable.

    ‘Part hardcore news reportage, part intimate memoir, For Sama is a compelling dispatch from deep inside the Syrian conflict… The film takes the immediacy of the best on-the-ground reporting but melds it with a touching portrait of family life during wartime. The result brings the unimaginable to moving, vivid life… For Sama powerfully mixes the personal and the political to thought-provoking, emotional ends. The result is one of the best documentaries of 2019.’—Ian Freer, Empire
    Zaal 4
  • Thu 20 Feb 11:30 Honeyland Read more Order tickets directly
  • Honeyland
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    Winner of Best Non-Fiction Feature at the 2019 New York Film Critics Circle Awards, Ljubomir Stefanov and Tamara Kotsevska’s quietly moving and revelatory documentary follows the life of Hatidze Muratova, a middle-aged beekeeper living with her aged and ill mother, Nazife, in a mountainous area of Macedonia. Hatidze is a careful and caring person who tends to her hives with love—‘Half for me and half for you’, she says to her bees as she harvests the honey that provides her with the meagre income she needs to care for herself and her mother. Then the Sam family moves to a house nearby, and patriarch Hussein Sam threatens Hatidze’s age-old lifestyle in an effort to extract more cash from the bees…

    ‘A Macedonian bee-keeper may not be the documentary subject you think you need in your life, but this gorgeous and closely observed film makes the case that it is. Playing more like a particularly thoughtful indie drama than the usual carefully narrated documentary, it’s the story of a vanishing way of life, in a forgotten corner of Europe, but also a character study of extraordinary intimacy and feeling… The filmmakers spent years with their fascinating, complicated heroine and let their images speak for themselves: there are no caption cards here, no narration, just Hatidze’s endlessly expressive face. But the time they lavished on her, and the care and attention they gave to the edit, pays off in intimate storytelling and stunning cinematography.’—Helen O’Hara, Empire
  • Thu 20 Feb 13:30 Mind My Mind Read more Order tickets directly
  • Thu 20 Feb 14:00 Little Joe Read more Order tickets directly
  • Little Joe
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    Emily Beecham nabbed the Best Actress award at last year’s Cannes Film Festival for her role in Austrian art-house darling Jessica Hausner’s (four of her five features as director have debuted at Cannes; the other debuted at Venice) creepy take on themes first dealt with in the sci-fi classic Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Beecham plays Alice Woodard, a senior plant breeder at an English biotech company who has bred a plant—affectionately nicknamed Little Joe—that seems to induce happiness in the people around it. And ‘seems’ is the key word in the preceding sentence… That’s all we’ll say about the plot—no spoilers here—but let’s just add that Hausner’s stealthy camera and disconcerting way with tone and composition are perfect foils to Beecham’s extraordinary performance. Mention must also be made of Ben Wishaw and Kerry Fox, who turn in stellar supporting turns.

    ‘An artfully unnerving, austerely hypnotic horror movie… Hausner works in a shivery and deliberate modernist spook-show style, one that calls up echoes of early David Cronenberg and the Stanley Kubrick of The Shining. She holds us in a refined trance, tantalized with fascination at what’s waiting around the corner. Keeping her camera moving with slow-glide voyeurism, she turns those plants into disquieting “creatures” even when they’re just sitting there being their innocent selves…’—Owen Gleiberman, Variety
    Ruimte X
  • Thu 20 Feb 14:00 Parasite Read more Order tickets directly
  • Parasite
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    After the international spectacles of Snowpiercer and Okja, master filmmaker Bong Joon Ho returns to his Korean roots with this suspenseful, satirical black comedy—winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes—which functions both as a devastating social critique and a brilliantly executed exercise in pure cinema à la Alfred Hitchcock. Kim Ki-taek (Bong regular Song Kang Ho) and his family of reprobates live in a squalid basement apartment, which floods when it rains, and eke out a living folding (badly) boxes for a pizza joint. When son Ki-woo (Choi Woo-sik) lies his way into a job tutoring the teen daughter of the rich Park family, the stage is set for the whole Kim family to insinuate itself into the Park’s luxurious home. What follows is too delicious to spoil here, but rest assured it is brilliantly unpredictable, ingeniously conceived, and gorgeously designed.

    ‘Another wickedly clever tale from the director about class and survival, Parasite is a brilliant tonal juggling act that defies easy genre categorization. It fuses dark satire, suspense, and tragedy with incisive social commentary. It’s an exhilarating rollercoaster ride that keeps you guessing at every sharp turn, and by the end, leaves you a bit paralyzed by its magnificence.’—Oliver Whitney, GQ
    Zaal 3
  • Thu 20 Feb 14:15 De beentjes van Sint-Hildegard Read more Order tickets directly
  • Thu 20 Feb 15:30 A White, White Day Read more Order tickets directly
  • A White, White Day
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    After the worldwide success of his Winter Brothers, Hlynur Pálmason’s sophomore drama extends the visual elegance and complex character exploration of his debut by focusing on Ingimunder (Ingvar Sigurðsson), a former police chief in an Icelandic community, who is tormented by his wife’s car-accident death. Torment evolves into suspicion that she was cheating on him when she died, and that suspicion, in turn, evolves into obsession… Pálmason has the rare ability to evoke the psychological in his mise en scène, whether its by showing Ingimunder inadvertently frightening his granddaughter with a morbid fairy tale, or his acting out his grief and suspicion by overaggressive play on the sporting pitch. Pálmason’s control and insight are really something to marvel at.

    ‘Pálmason displays an admirable urge to go deep with his main character and the pain he’s experiencing; while a similar story set in a big city might end up as a tale of isolation and alienation, in a small community where everyone has known everybody, and all their private business, for decades, a whole different set of dynamics holds sway. There are few secrets here…’—Todd McCarthy, Hollywood Reporter
    Zaal 4
  • Thu 20 Feb 16:15 Little Women Read more Order tickets directly
  • Little Women
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    Louisa May Alcott’s 1868/1869 novel, Little Women, an American classic, has been filmed half a dozen times, and actor-director Greta Gerwig’s (Frances Ha as actor; Lady Bird as director) version stands with the best of them. Saoirse Ronan is the indomitable Jo, the central focus of four girls/women, suffering through genteel poverty in mid-19th century Massachusetts; Laura Dern is their wise mother; Meryl Streep plays wealthy Aunt March; and Timothée Chalamet practically steals the show as Laurie, Jo’s suitor, destined to be heartbroken… Gerwig makes the story her own by dispensing with chronological storytelling in favour of making a bold statement about memory and female ambition—and the results are both vastly entertaining and deeply affecting.

    ‘Gerwig refreshes a literary classic with the help of a dazzling cast… [The film] embraces its source material with eager enthusiasm rather than timid reverence. It is faithful enough to satisfy the book’s passionate devotees, who will recognize the work of a kindred spirit, while standing on its own as an independent and inventive piece of contemporary popular culture. Without resorting to self-conscious anachronism or fussy antiquarianism, Gerwig has fashioned a story that feels at once entirely true to its 19th-century origins and utterly modern.’—A.O. Scott, The New York Times
  • Thu 20 Feb 16:30 Les Misérables Read more Order tickets directly
  • Les Misérables
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    Ladj Ly’s urgent and incendiary police-thriller was the co-winner of the Jury Prize at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, and it is easy to see why. Set in the same suburban Paris neighbourhood used by Victor Hugo as the location for the Thénardiers’ Inn in his Les Misérables, Ly’s drama shows how seemingly ubiquitous police brutality in the banlieues leads to the inevitable hardening of the largely Muslim population. Contrasting a trio of cops on the Anti-Crime Squad—innocent newcomer Stéphane (Damien Bonnard), Gwada (Djebril Zonga), a black officer who is not above exploiting his position for personal gain, and loose cannon Chris (co-writer Alexis Manenti, superb), the racist de facto leader—with the locals, Ly immerses us in a world of poverty and internecine power struggles. When video images of young Issa (Issa Perica) taking a police flashball in the eye during a standoff between police and a group of angry teens start making the rounds, things are set to explode…

    ‘Intense… a gripping and grounded procedural… Extended from Ly’s short of the same name, and inspired by the riots that erupted at the foot of the filmmaker’s building in 2005, Les Misérables vibrates with the kind of unshakeable verisimilitude that can only be earned through first-hand experience.’—David Ehrlich, IndieWire
    Zaal 3
  • Thu 20 Feb 16:45 Kapsalon Romy Read more Order tickets directly
  • Thu 20 Feb 18:00 A Hidden Life Read more Order tickets directly
  • A Hidden Life
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    Franz Jägerstatter, an Austrian farmer and conscientious objector during World War II, made a personal stand for his anti-Nazi beliefs by refusing to take the Hitler oath as a Wehrmacht conscript—for which he suffered the ultimate fate. Auteur Terrence Malick (The Tree of Life) uses these facts to dramatize Franz (August Diehl), wife Franziska (Valerie Pachner), and their children’s lives among the verdant Alpine fields before detailing the grim outcome of Franz’s principled defiance—imprisonment (and worse) for him, outcast status for his family. Malick’s style is sui generis: his swooping camera and use of interior monologues will leave you riveted to your seat and profoundly moved.

    ‘[An] epic return to form… Don’t let the period setting fool you. While The Tree of Life may have felt more grand—and how could it not, with that cosmic 16-minute creation sequence parked in the middle of the film—A Hidden Life actually grapples with bigger, more pressing universal issues… Whether or not [Malick] is specifically referring to the present day, its demagogues, and the way certain evangelicals have once again sold out their core values for political advantage, A Hidden Life feels stunningly relevant as it thrusts this problem into the light.’—Peter Debruge, Variety
    Zaal 4
  • Thu 20 Feb 19:00 Parasite Read more Order tickets directly
  • Parasite
    For all screenings:
    After the international spectacles of Snowpiercer and Okja, master filmmaker Bong Joon Ho returns to his Korean roots with this suspenseful, satirical black comedy—winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes—which functions both as a devastating social critique and a brilliantly executed exercise in pure cinema à la Alfred Hitchcock. Kim Ki-taek (Bong regular Song Kang Ho) and his family of reprobates live in a squalid basement apartment, which floods when it rains, and eke out a living folding (badly) boxes for a pizza joint. When son Ki-woo (Choi Woo-sik) lies his way into a job tutoring the teen daughter of the rich Park family, the stage is set for the whole Kim family to insinuate itself into the Park’s luxurious home. What follows is too delicious to spoil here, but rest assured it is brilliantly unpredictable, ingeniously conceived, and gorgeously designed.

    ‘Another wickedly clever tale from the director about class and survival, Parasite is a brilliant tonal juggling act that defies easy genre categorization. It fuses dark satire, suspense, and tragedy with incisive social commentary. It’s an exhilarating rollercoaster ride that keeps you guessing at every sharp turn, and by the end, leaves you a bit paralyzed by its magnificence.’—Oliver Whitney, GQ
    Zaal 3
  • Thu 20 Feb 19:15 De beentjes van Sint-Hildegard Read more Order tickets directly
  • Thu 20 Feb 19:30 For Sama Read more Order tickets directly
  • For Sama
    For all screenings:
    Do note: on February 20th at 8.30PM we screen this film in collaboration with International Center Tilburg during our special International Cinema event. See www.cinecitta.nl/filmspecial/international-cinema-night for more information.

    In 2012, as the protests against Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad mounted, university student activist Waad al-Kateab pulled out her camera and began filming in Aleppo. Over the course of the next four years—a period that saw her become increasingly involved in the resistance, fall in love, get married, have a baby girl (the Sama of the title), and eventually escape to the West—she captured uniquely powerful images of the devastation wrought by al-Assad’s troops, images that have been interwoven into a deeply felt diaristic account of what it is like to live in a war zone. Compelling, sometimes harrowing, and always deeply human, al-Kateab and English co-director Edward Watts’ (Escape from ISIS) documentary is essential viewing and a testament to the power of hope even in the most dire of circumstances. Unforgettable.

    ‘Part hardcore news reportage, part intimate memoir, For Sama is a compelling dispatch from deep inside the Syrian conflict… The film takes the immediacy of the best on-the-ground reporting but melds it with a touching portrait of family life during wartime. The result brings the unimaginable to moving, vivid life… For Sama powerfully mixes the personal and the political to thought-provoking, emotional ends. The result is one of the best documentaries of 2019.’—Ian Freer, Empire
    Ruimte X
  • Thu 20 Feb 21:15 Little Women Read more Order tickets directly
  • Little Women
    For all screenings:
    Louisa May Alcott’s 1868/1869 novel, Little Women, an American classic, has been filmed half a dozen times, and actor-director Greta Gerwig’s (Frances Ha as actor; Lady Bird as director) version stands with the best of them. Saoirse Ronan is the indomitable Jo, the central focus of four girls/women, suffering through genteel poverty in mid-19th century Massachusetts; Laura Dern is their wise mother; Meryl Streep plays wealthy Aunt March; and Timothée Chalamet practically steals the show as Laurie, Jo’s suitor, destined to be heartbroken… Gerwig makes the story her own by dispensing with chronological storytelling in favour of making a bold statement about memory and female ambition—and the results are both vastly entertaining and deeply affecting.

    ‘Gerwig refreshes a literary classic with the help of a dazzling cast… [The film] embraces its source material with eager enthusiasm rather than timid reverence. It is faithful enough to satisfy the book’s passionate devotees, who will recognize the work of a kindred spirit, while standing on its own as an independent and inventive piece of contemporary popular culture. Without resorting to self-conscious anachronism or fussy antiquarianism, Gerwig has fashioned a story that feels at once entirely true to its 19th-century origins and utterly modern.’—A.O. Scott, The New York Times
  • Thu 20 Feb 21:30 International Cinema: For Sama Read more Order tickets directly
  • International Cinema: For Sama
    For all screenings:
    Cinecitta Films & More and International Center Tilburg present a new event: International Cinema. Cinecitta is opening up her arms to the international community. Besides their annual international film festival ‘013 CIFF‘, every month together with International Center Tilburg they select an international film to be screened with English subtitles, specially for internationals, but open to everyone.
    • Tickets cost €10 through International Center Tilburg and include one drink
    • The event starts at 8.30PM, the film starts at 9.15PM
    • It is possible to buy tickets through Cinecitta directly, also with a ‘strippenkaart’ (tickets won’t include a free drink then)
    • See the Facebook event for more information

    Be sure to join this event to show your support to international film screenings in Tilburg, as this is the first monthly, international-friendly, cinema night in town!


    In 2012, as the protests against Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad mounted, university student activist Waad al-Kateab pulled out her camera and began filming in Aleppo. Over the course of the next four years—a period that saw her become increasingly involved in the resistance, fall in love, get married, have a baby girl (the Sama of the title), and eventually escape to the West—she captured uniquely powerful images of the devastation wrought by al-Assad’s troops, images that have been interwoven into a deeply felt diaristic account of what it is like to live in a war zone. Compelling, sometimes harrowing, and always deeply human, al-Kateab and English co-director Edward Watts’ (Escape from ISIS) documentary is essential viewing and a testament to the power of hope even in the most dire of circumstances. Unforgettable.

    ‘Part hardcore news reportage, part intimate memoir, For Sama is a compelling dispatch from deep inside the Syrian conflict… The film takes the immediacy of the best on-the-ground reporting but melds it with a touching portrait of family life during wartime. The result brings the unimaginable to moving, vivid life… For Sama powerfully mixes the personal and the political to thought-provoking, emotional ends. The result is one of the best documentaries of 2019.’—Ian Freer, Empire
    Zaal 3
  • Thu 20 Feb 21:30 A White, White Day Read more Order tickets directly
  • A White, White Day
    For all screenings:
    After the worldwide success of his Winter Brothers, Hlynur Pálmason’s sophomore drama extends the visual elegance and complex character exploration of his debut by focusing on Ingimunder (Ingvar Sigurðsson), a former police chief in an Icelandic community, who is tormented by his wife’s car-accident death. Torment evolves into suspicion that she was cheating on him when she died, and that suspicion, in turn, evolves into obsession… Pálmason has the rare ability to evoke the psychological in his mise en scène, whether its by showing Ingimunder inadvertently frightening his granddaughter with a morbid fairy tale, or his acting out his grief and suspicion by overaggressive play on the sporting pitch. Pálmason’s control and insight are really something to marvel at.

    ‘Pálmason displays an admirable urge to go deep with his main character and the pain he’s experiencing; while a similar story set in a big city might end up as a tale of isolation and alienation, in a small community where everyone has known everybody, and all their private business, for decades, a whole different set of dynamics holds sway. There are few secrets here…’—Todd McCarthy, Hollywood Reporter
    Ruimte X
  • Thu 20 Feb 21:30 Les Misérables Read more Order tickets directly
  • Les Misérables
    For all screenings:
    Ladj Ly’s urgent and incendiary police-thriller was the co-winner of the Jury Prize at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, and it is easy to see why. Set in the same suburban Paris neighbourhood used by Victor Hugo as the location for the Thénardiers’ Inn in his Les Misérables, Ly’s drama shows how seemingly ubiquitous police brutality in the banlieues leads to the inevitable hardening of the largely Muslim population. Contrasting a trio of cops on the Anti-Crime Squad—innocent newcomer Stéphane (Damien Bonnard), Gwada (Djebril Zonga), a black officer who is not above exploiting his position for personal gain, and loose cannon Chris (co-writer Alexis Manenti, superb), the racist de facto leader—with the locals, Ly immerses us in a world of poverty and internecine power struggles. When video images of young Issa (Issa Perica) taking a police flashball in the eye during a standoff between police and a group of angry teens start making the rounds, things are set to explode…

    ‘Intense… a gripping and grounded procedural… Extended from Ly’s short of the same name, and inspired by the riots that erupted at the foot of the filmmaker’s building in 2005, Les Misérables vibrates with the kind of unshakeable verisimilitude that can only be earned through first-hand experience.’—David Ehrlich, IndieWire
    Zaal 4
  • Events

     

    Thu Feb. 20th, 8:30 pm: International Cinema: For Sama


    Wed Feb. 26th, 7:00 pm: Gay Film Special: Monstri


    Thu Feb. 27th, 9:15 pm: Focus op Film: The Lighthouse


    Sun Mar. 1st, 10:30 am: ROH: The Cellist / Dances at a Gathering


    Sun Mar. 8th, 2:00 pm: Int. Women’s day: Woman


    Tue Mar. 10th, 7:00 pm: Docudinsdag: Het Groene Woud


    Thu Mar. 12th. 8:30 pm: International Cinema: Parasite Black/White

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