Filmfetish Friday: Hugo (3D), Un Amour de Jeunesse, Lena

Filmfetish Friday: Hugo (3D), Un Amour de Jeunesse, Lena

Feb 17, 2012 |  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.

Hugo (3D)

I’ll admit it immediately. It’s been a very busy week, so I didn’t have the time to go to the cinema. My bad. But I’ve read a lot of good stuff about Martin Scorsese‘s newest; Hugo, which is showing in 3D. The director, known from classics like Goodfellas, Taxi Driver and The Departed, took a whole different turn. The story is based on the book The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick. The young boy Hugo secretly lives in a train station in Paris. Together with an excentric girl he tries to unraffle the mystery of his father’s death, after he found out his cranky neighbour and the owner of a toy shop have something to do with it. Sounds like a great three dimensional adventure to me. It didn’t get eleven Oscar nominations for nothing.

Watch this film in Cineville’s The Movies. Also in Pathe (all of them).

Un Amour de Jeunesse

We’ve probably all been through it: a heartbreak. Who doesn’t remember the first time that vital organ was bruised? French director Mia Hansen-Løve (what’s in a name) remembers it very clearly. At fourteen she was desperately in love with an older guy, they were together for four years, but it took Hansen-Løve about two years to get over him. She put all that emotions in her second film, the first being Le Père de mes Enfants (2009). Camille and Sullivan are fifteen and in love, but Sullivan wants to explore the world and goes to South America. His girlfriend hears less and less from him so her heart breaks into pieces. Nice portrait of what we, the Dutch, call ‘kalverliefde’. Bitter sweet, after all.

Watch this film in Cineville’s Het Ketelhuis.


Wow, respect for Emma Levie, the girl that plays Lena. She has no acting experience and didn’t really long for it either. Still, she is Lena in the new film by Christophe van Rompaey. The Flemish film maker looked for a specific girl who could be his protagonist: over weight, insecure and vulnerable. After lots and lots of girls auditioning, Levie, who babysits one of his friends kids, seemed perfect for the part. I’m very interested in this story about a girl in Rotterdam who does almost everything to make friends.

Watch this film in Cineville’s Rialto.

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