Filmfetish Friday: We Need To Talk About Kevin, One Life, Ouwehoeren

Filmfetish Friday: We Need To Talk About Kevin, One Life, Ouwehoeren

Dec 2, 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.

We Need To Talk About Kevin

O man, I want to see this film so badly! My sister didn’t want to go for a second time, because she thought it was too nasty. We Need To Talk about Kevin is about a mother (Tilda Swinton) who doesn’t feel any emotional connection to her child Kevin (scary Ezra Miller). The boy, who is highly intelligent, has felt his mothers rejection from the day he was born. The day before his sixteenth birthday, he causes a massacre at his school with a bow and arrow. But this film is not like Gus van Sant’s Elephant. Director Lynne Ramsay focuses on the mother. Is she to blame for her child’s crime? Should she have tried to love him harder? Make sure you see this film asap!

Watch this film in Cineville’s The Movies and Kriterion. Also in Pathe (City and Tuschinski).

One Life

I admit it. I’m a sucker for documentaries about nature. I’ve pretty much seen all of them, from Deep Blue to March of the Penquins. One Life, from the makers of Planet Earth and Life, shows the natural world as one whole, where in everybody is struggling for survival, love and food. Meanwhile, Daniel Craig tells you everything you need to know about dolphins and monkeys. The trailer shows me everything I hoped for: beautiful shots (due to the newest techniques) and amazingly cute animals. Nature at her mightiest.

Watch this film in Cineville’s Cinecenter and The Movies. Also in Pathe (Arena and Tuschinski).

Ouwehoeren, aka ‘Meet the Fokkens’

Thank God this documentary is also showing in theatres now, because I missed it at the IDFA. Ouwehoeren is about two twin sisters, Martine and Louise Fokkens, in their late sixties. Both have been working as prostitutes in Amsterdam, and one of them still does! Ouwehoeren shows their way of life and the life behind the red curtains. The documentary was a big hit at the IDFA and has been sold to several countries, such as Israel, Sweden and Belgium. Go Martine and Louise!

Watch this film in Cineville’s Rialto and Het Ketelhuis.

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