Filmfetish Friday: Jane Eyre, De Bende van Oss, Small Town Murder Songs

Filmfetish Friday: Jane Eyre, De Bende van Oss, Small Town Murder Songs

Sep 30, 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.

Jane Eyre

That good old Jane Eyre. My English teacher forced me and all my classmates to read this book by Charlotte Brontë when we were 14. We hated it of course, but lucky us: Jane Eyre was also a film. Now, there’s a new one and I don’t understand why. Jane Eyre always failed to interest me. Yet, I want to give this version of director Cary Fugunaga a try, because it’s supposed to be a mix between a love story and gothic horror. Add good actors like Judi Dench to that and you make me curious.

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

De Bende van Oss

True story! De Bende van Oss (the gang of Oss) was a criminal gang in the 1930s and ’40s from the south of Holland. They harassed the whole country with death and violence. Even the last government before WWII fell because of ‘de Bende’. The story is set around Johanna van Heesch (Sylvia Hoeks), who desperately tries to get away from the gang. Hopefully I can see this film, that opened the Dutch Film Festival in Utrecht, as soon as possible. Great cast, intriguing story, high expectations.

Watch this film in Cineville’s Ketelhuis. Pathe (all of them).

Small Town Murder Songs

I feel a bit guilty, because I haven’t seen this film yet either. I want to, though. According to Cineville this film stands in the tradition of Fargo and Winter’s Bone. Both films about a small American society in which a lot of tragedy is always just beneath the surface. Small Town Murder Songs tells the story of police officer Walter (great character-actor Peter Stormare) who has to deal with the body of a dead woman, instead of the usual dealing with parking tickets. More and more the plot focusses on Walter and his (very) troubled background. Shame on me, I should have seen it already.

Watch this film in Cineville’s Studio K, Cinecenter, Het Ketelhuis.

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