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  • Mon 25 Mar 11:00 Pájaros de Verano Read more Order tickets directly
  • Pájaros de Verano
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    Beginning in 1968 and spanning 12 years, Ciro Guerra and Cristina Gallego’s hard-nosed drama focuses on one desert-dwelling family, members of the indigenous Wayuu people, and its growing involvement in the early stages of the Colombian drug trade. When Rapayet (José Acosta), a young Wayuu man about to marry into a family dominated by the mystical and yet dourly pragmatic matriarch Ursula (a riveting turn from Carmiña Martínez) starts dealing marijuana, the easy money to be made has the clan—led by an increasingly ruthless Ursula—up to their necks in a world dominated by violence… Structured around five chapters, each with its own accompanying title and song, and replete with Wayuu traditions and costumes, Guerra and Gallego’s taut drama is a crime story like you’ve never seen before.

    ‘A textured and utterly unique re-imagining of the family crime saga… Exploring the sometimes invisible and sometimes direct transgressions of this particular Wayuu family, Birds of Passage [the English title]offers a lesson about the destabilization of traditional modes of life and a fascinating glimpse into a little-understood community. That the filmmakers wrap it into familiar genre territory makes it all the more impressive.’—Christina Newland, Sight & Sound
    Zaal 3
  • Mon 25 Mar 11:00 Vice Read more Order tickets directly
  • Vice
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    Is Christian Bale the greatest Hollywood actor of his generation? From the evidence on display in this satirical, disturbing, and funny biopic—as we write, it is up for eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director (Adam McKay), and Best Actor (Bale)—of Dick Cheney, George W. Bush’s nefarious vice-president, it would be hard to argue differently. Alongside a stellar supporting cast—Amy Adams as Cheney’s wife Lynne, Sam Rockwell as George W. Bush, Steve Carrell as Donald Rumsfeld (he of the ‘unknown unknowns’)—Bale skewers the man many thought was the real power in the White House, and one whose ruthlessness and world-shaking decisions ruined the lives of thousands. One can’t help but laugh thanks to McKay and Bale’s take on Cheney, but one grimaces in dismay at the same time…
    ‘In Adam McKay’s free-ranging, tone-shifting, darkly funny, super-meta, hit-and-miss, absurdist biopic… Bale nails it as the resilient, backstabbing, front-stabbing, ruthlessly ambitious Cheney. He looks like Cheney, he talks like Cheney, he walks like Cheney and he IS Cheney… McKay… who… elevated his game with The Big Short (winning the Academy Award along with his co-writer for best adapted screenplay), doubles down on the flights of fancy and stylized storytelling devices he employed in [that] film.’—Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times
    Zaal 4
  • Mon 25 Mar 11:15 Schapenheld Read more Order tickets directly
  • Schapenheld
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    Free-spirited shepherd Stijn has been guiding flocks of sheep in the Brabant region of the Netherlands (of which Tilburg—and, of course, Cinecitta—are a part) for many years. Director Ton van Zantvoort movingly chronicles Stijn’s struggles with his ideals: can he continue to graze his flock in the traditional way, or, in the face of competition from industry, does he have to adapt to a new reality?
    Stijn has seemingly always roamed the heathland with his flock and has lived an honest, sustainable life with his wife and two children. Stijn, a romantic and an idealist, is one of the last of his breed, but the life of a modern shepherd is made increasingly difficult when heath areas are being encircled by industry and industrial estates. As his ideals continue to clash with the harsh reality of the modern entrepreneur, he and his family are faced with the supreme choice: do they keep up the battle against the system or do they walk away with the herd and put aside a lifelong vocation?
  • Mon 25 Mar 13:00 Werk ohne Autor Read more Order tickets directly
  • Werk ohne Autor
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    Best Foreign Language Film Oscar-winner for The Lives of Others, director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck once again ploughs the fertile soil of German history, this time for an ambitious, gorgeously photographed drama about an artist (based on Gerhard Richter) that begins during the Nazi period and spans decades. Right from the start—when soon-to-be gifted artist Kurt Barnert (Tom Schilling) is seen as an eight-year-old visiting the touring Nazi exhibition of ‘degenerate art’ with his aunt—Henckel von Donnersmarck signals that he will be dealing with the grand themes of history, art, and politics, and how they are intricately intertwined. As Kurt becomes the protégé of a Joseph Beuys-like figure at art college, and the grind that is life under the GDR’s communist regime takes its toll, Never Look Away (the film’s English title) raises questions of artistic and moral integrity in the face of tyranny, making for a soul-stirring work.

    ‘An epic, intergenerational tale of art, love, tragedy and politics spanning three turbulent decades of 20th-century German history… Caleb Deschanel’s honeyed, warm-toned photography [takes] a romantic view of production designer Silke Buhr’s immaculately authentic, decades-spanning world-building… Schilling [commands] the film with such quick, quiet intelligence and grace…’—Jessica Kiang, Variety
    Zaal 1
  • Mon 25 Mar 13:45 Arctic Read more Order tickets directly
  • Arctic
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    Though the plot of Joe Penna’s heart-stopping humanist thriller can be summed up in one sentence—a lone man (the astounding Mads Mikkelsen) in the deep and frigid Arctic must fight the elements in order to shepherd an injured woman to safety—the underlying themes and emotions could fill a book. The film starts in media res, as it were: Overgärd (Mikkelsen) has crashed his plane in a snowy wasteland and has been carefully surviving for what seems like weeks, as he awaits rescue. When a rescue helicopter containing a map to a safe house crashes and seriously injures the pilot (Maria Thelma Smáradóttir), Overgärd faces a three-or-four day trek, something he could do much more easily without the injured woman in tow… Penna takes the ‘Man against Nature’ archetype and elevates it into an enthralling drama, all of which hinges on a superhuman performance from the great Mikkelsen.

    ‘The simplicity of writer/director Joe Penna’s approach and the magnificence of Mads Mikkelsen’s acting is more than enough to make this survival tale a gripping experience… It would be a shame if Arctic got remembered merely as a well-executed genre exercise. Thanks to Penna’s patience and Mikkelsen’s soulful performance, the film blossoms with passages that transcend the suspenseful mechanism of the plot.’—Robert Horton, Seattle Weekly
    Zaal 3
  • Mon 25 Mar 13:45 Capharnaüm Read more Order tickets directly
  • Capharnaüm
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    Using the court case as a framework, we learn how it came to this in two long flashbacks. In an energetic montage of observationally filmed scenes, Capharnaüm examines – in part through the problems of an ‘illegal’ Ethiopian cleaner who shelters Zain when he runs away from home – the fate of the large group of undocumented people trying to survive in and around The doctor thinks Zain is about twelve years old, but nobody knows for sure; he wasn’t registered at birth. And this is not the only pretty basic thing missing from the chaotic lives of Zain and his younger brothers and sisters: they also lack a habitable home, sufficient food, protection, love. So Zain takes his parents to court. His complaint: that they brought him into the world.
    Beirut. Street-savvy and wise beyond his years, the sad gaze of young lead Zain Al Rafeaa betrays his real-life experiences as a Syrian refugee in the Lebanese metropolis.
    Zaal 4
  • Mon 25 Mar 16:00 Lazzaro Felice Read more Order tickets directly
  • Mon 25 Mar 16:15 Vice Read more Order tickets directly
  • Vice
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    Is Christian Bale the greatest Hollywood actor of his generation? From the evidence on display in this satirical, disturbing, and funny biopic—as we write, it is up for eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director (Adam McKay), and Best Actor (Bale)—of Dick Cheney, George W. Bush’s nefarious vice-president, it would be hard to argue differently. Alongside a stellar supporting cast—Amy Adams as Cheney’s wife Lynne, Sam Rockwell as George W. Bush, Steve Carrell as Donald Rumsfeld (he of the ‘unknown unknowns’)—Bale skewers the man many thought was the real power in the White House, and one whose ruthlessness and world-shaking decisions ruined the lives of thousands. One can’t help but laugh thanks to McKay and Bale’s take on Cheney, but one grimaces in dismay at the same time…
    ‘In Adam McKay’s free-ranging, tone-shifting, darkly funny, super-meta, hit-and-miss, absurdist biopic… Bale nails it as the resilient, backstabbing, front-stabbing, ruthlessly ambitious Cheney. He looks like Cheney, he talks like Cheney, he walks like Cheney and he IS Cheney… McKay… who… elevated his game with The Big Short (winning the Academy Award along with his co-writer for best adapted screenplay), doubles down on the flights of fancy and stylized storytelling devices he employed in [that] film.’—Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times
    Zaal 4
  • Mon 25 Mar 16:15 Schapenheld Read more Order tickets directly
  • Schapenheld
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    Free-spirited shepherd Stijn has been guiding flocks of sheep in the Brabant region of the Netherlands (of which Tilburg—and, of course, Cinecitta—are a part) for many years. Director Ton van Zantvoort movingly chronicles Stijn’s struggles with his ideals: can he continue to graze his flock in the traditional way, or, in the face of competition from industry, does he have to adapt to a new reality?
    Stijn has seemingly always roamed the heathland with his flock and has lived an honest, sustainable life with his wife and two children. Stijn, a romantic and an idealist, is one of the last of his breed, but the life of a modern shepherd is made increasingly difficult when heath areas are being encircled by industry and industrial estates. As his ideals continue to clash with the harsh reality of the modern entrepreneur, he and his family are faced with the supreme choice: do they keep up the battle against the system or do they walk away with the herd and put aside a lifelong vocation?
  • Mon 25 Mar 16:30 On the Basis of Sex Read more Order tickets directly
  • On the Basis of Sex
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    US Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, champion of women’s rights and liberal causes in general, is held in such esteem in America that the country held its collective breath when the news hit late last year that she was suffering from cancer. So the timing couldn’t be better for Mimi Leder’s biopic (written by Ginsburg’s nephew Daniel Stiepleman) tracing the struggles of the young Harvard student and eventual lawyer to succeed in the sexist, Mad Men world that was the US in the late 1950s and ’60s. Felicity Jones (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) embodies Ginsburg refusal to play by the male-set rules of her time, while Armie Hammer is also superb as Ginsburg’s avowedly feminist husband Martin. Regardless of what the future holds for Ginsburg and America in general, there is one thing that is indisputable: she made the world a better place.

    ‘Leder wants to show Ginsburg chafing against the kind of formality that enforces the status quo. Jones—who bears some resemblance to the young Ruth—nails Ginsburg’s constant struggle to soften her edges to keep from alienating the men she’s attempting to persuade… Opponents thought the diminutive Ginsburg was punching above her weight, only to realize that she won every round on points. That’s why the lady is a champ.’—David Edelstein, Vulture
    Zaal 1
  • Mon 25 Mar 19:00 On the Basis of Sex Read more Order tickets directly
  • On the Basis of Sex
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    US Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, champion of women’s rights and liberal causes in general, is held in such esteem in America that the country held its collective breath when the news hit late last year that she was suffering from cancer. So the timing couldn’t be better for Mimi Leder’s biopic (written by Ginsburg’s nephew Daniel Stiepleman) tracing the struggles of the young Harvard student and eventual lawyer to succeed in the sexist, Mad Men world that was the US in the late 1950s and ’60s. Felicity Jones (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) embodies Ginsburg refusal to play by the male-set rules of her time, while Armie Hammer is also superb as Ginsburg’s avowedly feminist husband Martin. Regardless of what the future holds for Ginsburg and America in general, there is one thing that is indisputable: she made the world a better place.

    ‘Leder wants to show Ginsburg chafing against the kind of formality that enforces the status quo. Jones—who bears some resemblance to the young Ruth—nails Ginsburg’s constant struggle to soften her edges to keep from alienating the men she’s attempting to persuade… Opponents thought the diminutive Ginsburg was punching above her weight, only to realize that she won every round on points. That’s why the lady is a champ.’—David Edelstein, Vulture
    Zaal 1
  • Mon 25 Mar 19:15 Arctic Read more Order tickets directly
  • Arctic
    For all screenings:
    Though the plot of Joe Penna’s heart-stopping humanist thriller can be summed up in one sentence—a lone man (the astounding Mads Mikkelsen) in the deep and frigid Arctic must fight the elements in order to shepherd an injured woman to safety—the underlying themes and emotions could fill a book. The film starts in media res, as it were: Overgärd (Mikkelsen) has crashed his plane in a snowy wasteland and has been carefully surviving for what seems like weeks, as he awaits rescue. When a rescue helicopter containing a map to a safe house crashes and seriously injures the pilot (Maria Thelma Smáradóttir), Overgärd faces a three-or-four day trek, something he could do much more easily without the injured woman in tow… Penna takes the ‘Man against Nature’ archetype and elevates it into an enthralling drama, all of which hinges on a superhuman performance from the great Mikkelsen.

    ‘The simplicity of writer/director Joe Penna’s approach and the magnificence of Mads Mikkelsen’s acting is more than enough to make this survival tale a gripping experience… It would be a shame if Arctic got remembered merely as a well-executed genre exercise. Thanks to Penna’s patience and Mikkelsen’s soulful performance, the film blossoms with passages that transcend the suspenseful mechanism of the plot.’—Robert Horton, Seattle Weekly
    Zaal 3
  • Mon 25 Mar 19:15 Schapenheld Read more Order tickets directly
  • Schapenheld
    For all screenings:
    Free-spirited shepherd Stijn has been guiding flocks of sheep in the Brabant region of the Netherlands (of which Tilburg—and, of course, Cinecitta—are a part) for many years. Director Ton van Zantvoort movingly chronicles Stijn’s struggles with his ideals: can he continue to graze his flock in the traditional way, or, in the face of competition from industry, does he have to adapt to a new reality?
    Stijn has seemingly always roamed the heathland with his flock and has lived an honest, sustainable life with his wife and two children. Stijn, a romantic and an idealist, is one of the last of his breed, but the life of a modern shepherd is made increasingly difficult when heath areas are being encircled by industry and industrial estates. As his ideals continue to clash with the harsh reality of the modern entrepreneur, he and his family are faced with the supreme choice: do they keep up the battle against the system or do they walk away with the herd and put aside a lifelong vocation?
  • Mon 25 Mar 19:15 Another Day of Life Read more Order tickets directly
  • Another Day of Life
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    Polish journalist/photographer/poet/author Ryszard Kapuściński, who died in 2007, and his hair-raising time in Angola during the early stages of that country’s long civil war are the twin subjects of Raúl de la Fuente and Damian Nenow’s amazing hybrid of a film. Mixing stunning animation with live-action footage and documentary interviews, the dynamic directing duo immerse us in the Angolan capital of Luanda in 1975 when the Portuguese colonial government has crumbled and a civil war is raging. Kapuściński—who was on the shortlist for a Nobel Prize for literature for his clear-eyed coverage of international conflict and the victims thereof—is determined to brush aside the danger and stay in the country to record whatever he can find. With this searing chronicle of his death-defying journalistic investigations, Kapuściński has received the tribute his legacy deserves.

    ‘[The film] cannily draws its various strands together into a visually striking piece of rare immediacy and power… Visually, the film is rarely less than spectacular, using 3D CGI techniques to create multi-layered, persuasively fluid and crisply detailed motion capture-based imagery: Whether it’s taking in sweeping aerial shots or the flies buzzing around a dead body in the road, it’s redolent of Waltz With Bashir in its combination of the comic illustration aesthetic with a heightened attention to realism.’—Jonathan Holland, The Hollywood Reporter
    Ruimte X
  • Mon 25 Mar 21:15 Lazzaro Felice Read more Order tickets directly
  • Mon 25 Mar 21:15 High Life Read more Order tickets directly
  • High Life
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    conic French director Claire Denis (Beau Travail, Let the Sunshine In) has made her first English-language film, and it is a doozy. In a space ship hurtling towards a black hole, Monte (Robert Pattinson) and an enfant girl seem to be the sole survivors of some calamity. How this has come about serves as the meat of Denis’ ambitious, whip-smart, and occasionally shocking re-invention of the science-fiction genre. Juliette Binoche turns in one of the most sexualized performances of her career as a kinky doctor obsessed with reproduction and fixated on Monte for the very reason that he is celibate, while André Benjamin (André 3000 from the group Outkast) provides a memorable turn as the ship’s gardener. Prepare yourself for a film that, as many critics have pointed out, melds the mystery of Tarkovsky with the body horror of Cronenberg…
    ‘High Life looks to be on the right side of a masterpiece. By twisting around preconceptions of what an outer-space epic should be, French auteur Claire Denis returns to the fertile ground of her Trouble Every Day era, using genre to dig beneath themes that others would only treat as skin-deep… The ending of High Life arrives almost too suddenly, but that’s only incentive to seek out a second, third and fourth viewing as soon as humanly possible.’—Barry Hertz, The Globe & Mail
  • Mon 25 Mar 21:15 Un Amour Impossible Read more Order tickets directly
  • Un Amour Impossible
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    Beginning in 1958 and covering decades, Catherine Corsini’s smart, assertive adaptation of controversial French author Christine Angot’s autobiographical bestseller traces the relationship between lower-middle-class Rachel (Virginie Efira, a revelation) and upper-class intellectual Philippe (Niels Schneider) from its passionate beginnings through the birth of a child (played by four different actresses over the decades) and into areas of dysfunction both disturbing and all-too-believable. As Rachel raises her child alone and endures an on-again, off-again relationship with the haughty Philippe—who refuses to give his name to their daughter—Corsini does the near impossible: she carves out a trenchant analysis of women’s roles in modern French society and a critique of male attitudes while making a film that never fails to engross. For this, she can thank Efira, who is never less than marvellous.

    ‘A superior and very accessible melodrama… This is the most accomplished and ambitious film to date from a director who has frequently explored female themes from a committed gender-politics perspective, but also employing an approachable, mainstream art-house aesthetic… The acting is terrific. Lead Efira… shows herself more than capable of a heavyweight dramatic role, subtly maturing from romantic 20s to careworn middle age.’—Jonathan Romney, Screen
    Ruimte X
  • Mon 25 Mar 21:30 Sneak Preview Read more Order tickets directly
  • Events

    Fri, March 22nd, 8:00 pm
    Het Geheim van de Kempen: Wielerquiz

    Wed, March 27nd, 7.00 pm
    Gay Film Special: Sauvage

    Thu, March 28th, 7pm
    Focus op Film: Wajib

    Sat, April 13th, 10.30 am
    TIAFF: The Other Side of City

    Thu, April 18th, 7:00 pm
    Miel – Emile, Q&A with Director

    Fri, April 19th, 10:30 am
    MOOOV Film festival Preview

  • The Other Side of City

    Cinecitta presents on April 13th the Tilburg Architecture Film Festival (TIAFF). This years theme is The Other Side of City. All about architecture, city and landscape.

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