Cinecitta Summer Classics
World cinema classics in beautifully restored digital presentations on the big screen!
One People (Wan Pipel) – Pim de la Parra, 1976
Wednesday August 5th, 19:00, Tickets
Considered the first Surinamese feature film after independence, Pim de la Parra’s story about an Afro-Surinamese student leaving the Netherlands and returning to his homeland of Suriname to see his dying mother. The film shows the tense relationship between young Surinamese idealists and the former motherland. Will Roy (Borger Breeveld), an economics student, choose his white Dutch girlfriend Karina (Willeke Van Ammelrooy) or will he follow his heart and marry the Hindu Rubia (Diana Gangaram Panday) to help build Suriname? Roy is caught between two worlds…
Crash – David Cronenberg, 1996
Wednesday August 12th, 19:00, Tickets
Advertising executive James Ballard (not coincidentally the name of the writer who penned the controversial source material, J.G. Ballard, played here by James Spader) and his wife Catherine (Deborah Kara Unger) lead a life of fleeting sexual encounters in search of a meaningful experience. After an almost fatal collision with the car of Dr. Helen Remington (Holly Hunter), James discovers the perverted pleasures of twisted steel. When he meets Helen again, the communal experience leads to a sexual relationship. She puts James in touch with Vaughan (Elias Koteas), the driving force behind an obsessed group of people involved in re-enacting famous car accidents. Soon, they are dragged into a world of danger, sex, and death. Director David Cronenberg’s cult classic about eroticism and technology was awarded the Special Jury Prize for courage, daring, and originality at Cannes in 1996. The controversial film can be admired again this summer in a fully restored 4K version.