International Cinema Night | For Sama | February 20th
About this event
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!
About the film | For Sama
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
About the film | Parasite (won 4 Oscars)
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