Murf/Murw festival at Cinecitta
Murf/Murw is an annual city festival for experimental culture. A platform that wants to offer a stage to boundless art. Wander through the experimental sanctuary and discover the twilight zone between live music, performance, film and visual art.
You can buy individual film tickets below or buy weekend tickets for the entire Murf/Murw festival on www.murfmurw.com. If you buy a ticket for the entire festival, you can show your festival wristband to Als Uw Gat Maar Lacht, The Man without a Past, Neptune Frost and the short film program at Cinecitta. The upcoming edition of the festival will take place in theater De Nieuwe Vorst, jazz stage Paradox, Kunstpodium T, film theater Cinecitta, metal/rock stage Little Devil, BSO Monopole and culture factory Hall of Fame.
Neptune Frost – Tuesday 26th of september 9.00 pm
Every year there are films that somehow fail to reach the public. Whether this film is due to the strange mix of genres, the radical political statement, or perhaps the partial origin from Rwanda? That is unclear, but this film has been overlooked, and that is why we are showing it on the big screen during the Murf/Murw festival.
A neon-soaked Afro-futuristic sci-fi musical.
In the hills of Burundi, a group of escaped coltan miners form an anti-colonialist computer hacker collective. From their camp at a magical tech dump, they try to take on the authoritarian regime which exploits the region’s natural resources – and its people. When an intersex refugee and an escaped coltan miner find each other through cosmic forces, their connection causes fireworks in the larger divine circuit.
The Man without a Past – Wednesday 27th of september 9.00 pm
When ‘M’ arrives in Helsinki he receives a merciless kick to the back of his head. After he wakes up from his coma, there appears to be no memory of his past life. Wandering through the suburbs of Helsinki, he discovers his new identity.
In Kaurismaki’s drunken universe, characters often reach the so-called bottom of their existence. They unhappily end up outside the endless cycle of work and consumption, step off the beaten path, and are, in a sense, liberated. This is an empty space. A place where existence is reduced to its essence, where it is about being and no longer about becoming.
With his wonderful lighting, minimalist narrative style and dry humour, Aki Kaurismäki manages to tell a radically small story with a bizarrely large impact. Take your chance to experience this on the big screen!
Murf/Murw Short film – Saturday 30th of September 1.00 pm and Sunday 1st of October 1.00 pm
Short film is a laboratory, a training ground, a place where genres fade and new genres emerge. Within this program you will see a selection of a number of contemporary, completely different and innovative films. You make a trip around the world, but also a hallucinatory style trip. The only deal you as an audience can make with the makers of these films is that it won’t last long.
Short films will be screened on Saturday 30 September and Sunday 1 October. Other films will be shown on Saturday than on Sunday.