Filmfetish Friday: Schlafkrankheit, Pina 3D, The Silence of the Lambs (Café Cineville)

Filmfetish Friday: Schlafkrankheit, Pina 3D, The Silence of the Lambs (Café Cineville)

Jul 29, 2011 |  by  |  Art, Event
About the author
As a freelance journalist, Anouk (26) usually writes about what other people do or like. In her precious spare time she watches arthouse films. Not a few. A lot, thanks to her trusted Cineville pass. Here she can finally share her film-fetish with the world.

To watch or not to watch? I will tour around Amsterdam’s cinemas and answer this crucial question every Friday. Without mercy, of course. Sucky movies will be slaughtered, cinematographic pearls will be appreciated as such. Or the other way around. After all, good taste is in the eye of the beholder.


Who can play a tormented man better then our own Pierre Bokma? The Dutch theatre-, television- and film actor shows in Schlafkrankheit (sleeping sickness) that he can take a story to a higher level. Without Bokma, this film would have been a typical cliche about Africa, racial differences and the white man’s burden. German director and scenarist Ulrich Köhler should only have focused on the downfall of doctor Ebbo Velten (Bokma) in Cameroon. Now the film lacks some sort of consistency, but only a whiner would mind.

Watch this film in Cineville’s Kriterion.

Pina 3D

According to my neighbour I really, really have to see this film. Pina 3D is a dance film in 3D (ergo the title) about the well-known choreographer Pina Bausch, who died in 2009 during the production process. The Emsemble des Tanztheater Wuppertal performes some of her famous choreographies, not only in their home theatre, but also in the streets of Wuppertal. This film is said to be a fantastic experience, even if you’re not that much into modern dance. I’m curious!

Watch this film in Cineville’s The Movies, or in Pathe City and Tuschinski.

The Silence of the Lambs (Café Cineville)

Tonight Café Cineville shows The Silence of the Lambs, the modern classic with Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster. If you haven’t seen this film about the cannibalistic serial killer (SHAME ON YOU), go see it now! If you have seen it (a couple of times) already: go see it again.

Watch this film in Cineville’s De Uitkijk.

Anouk is going to travel for a while, so Filmfetish Friday will be back in September.

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