Film Fetish Friday: Jackie, Elles, Dark Shadows

Film Fetish Friday: Jackie, Elles, Dark Shadows

May 11, 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.


After making films that weren’t that good (Loft, De Gelukkige Huisvrouw), Antoinette Beumer made a film I actually like. And what is even more surprising: I wasn’t the least bit annoyed by Carice van Houten (I usually am). Jackie is cool, it’s hope for Dutch cinema. The plot line is simple: twin sisters Daan (Jelka van Houten) and Sofie (Carice) are looking for their surrogate mom in the US. Daan and Sofie are the complete opposites of one another: Daan is charming and light-hearted, while Sofie is always busy with work. Their mother Jackie is a weird hippie woman, perfectly played by Hollywood legend Holly Hunter. Jackie is a road movie with a very unexpected plot twist. It took me completely by surprise, nice one.

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


Some students work as prostitutes to pay their college money. Old news! That didn’t stop film maker Malgorzata Szumowska making a film about it. The story is simple: journalist Anne (Juliette Binoche) writes an article about two girls who earn a lot of money by sleeping with men. Anne not only struggles with the article, she also has her own (boring) problems with her husband and kids. Go see it if you want to watch soft porn in a public place.

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

Dark Shadows

After seeing the terrible last part of the Pirates trilogy, I could do nothing else but really really hope that Depp would make a film with Tim Burton again. Well, he did! Dark Shadows is about a romantic vampire (Depp) who wakes up in 1972 after 200 years of sleep. Sorry, that’s all I know. First film I’ll go see this weekend.

Watch this film in Cineville’s EYE and Kriterion. Also in Pathe (all of them).

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