Film Fetish Friday: Oslo, August 31st, Marley, The Dictator

Film Fetish Friday: Oslo, August 31st, Marley, The Dictator

May 18, 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.

Oslo, August 31st

The 34 year old Anders is almost done with rehab. As part of the program he may go to Oslo for a job interview. While he’s back in his home town, he changes his plans and goes to see all his former friends. Director Joachim Trier makes painfully clear how isolated Anders is. And also, how busy we are with our own lives. He didn’t need a whole family epos to tell us that. One day – August 31st- is enough.

Watch this film in Cineville’s Rialto, The Movies and Kriterion.


I don’t like Bob Marley. There, I said it. I don’t like his music and I definitely don’t like the cult thing around him. That’s why I won’t go to the documentary that’s been made about his short life. But I don’t want to keep you from going, so in this case I’m really only just the messenger. Director Kevin MacDonald (who won an Oscar for The Last King of Scotland) got access to the private archive of the Marley’s. A must see for fans, I guess.

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

The Dictator

After Ali G, Borat and Bruno, Sacha Baron Cohen has created a new character: Aladeen. This ‘Admiral General’ is the dictator of Wadiya, a non-existant Arab country. Aladeen is the victim of a coup and with the help of a New York lady he tries to win the power of his country back. Expect a lot of America-is-actually-worse-then-the-countries-they-invade-jokes.

Watch this film in Cineville’s Het Ketelhuis. Also in Pathe (Arena, De Munt).

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