We’re back with a brand new season of IFFR KINO. From October to January we’re screening an IFFR classic in KINO on every first Wednesday of the month. These gems demand to be seen a second time – a great warm-up for our upcoming festival in January.
For this run, three out of four films are by filmmakers who have new work coming out soon. This gives you a nice opportunity to revisit, or get familiar with, their previous work.
IFFR KINO #25: Neighbouring Sounds
Kleber Mendonça Filho, 2012, Brazil, 124'
Mendonça’s most recent film Bacurau won the Jury Prize at Cannes Film Festival 2019. We’re giving you a chance to watch his confident feature-film debut, showing the front and back side of the Brazilian dream in Recife.
Neighbouring Sounds is a piece of contemporary Braziliana that effortlessly offers new insights into an apparently normal socio-economic network. Deserving of special mention: the excellent acting across the whole cast and the way in which the urban space and interior design play a leading role.
Neighbouring Sounds was supported by the Hubert Bals Fund.
Wednesday 2 October, 19:30 hours
IFFR KINO #26: Memories of Murder
Bong Joon Ho, 2003, South Korea, 127’
Parasite by Bong Joon Ho recently won the Palme d’Or in Cannes. This is your chance to see one of Bong’s early films that screened at IFFR in 2003: Memories of Murder, a black comedy about the as-of-yet unsolved crimes of South Korea’s ‘first registered serial killer’. The film is funny, thrilling, and critical – set in 1986, when the country was ruled by a repressive military regime.
Wednesday 6 November, 19:30 hours
IFFR KINO #27: Reality
Quentin Dupieux, 2014, France, 87’
Deerskin, the latest film by French filmmaker Quentin Dupieux, is about a man who becomes obsessed with owning a pricey designer deerskin. Get in the mood and step into the surreal world Reality (IFFR 2015), an homage to B movies with an absurd plot, a bit of science fiction and a lot of very dry humour.
In this fifth feature film by French filmmaker Quentin Dupieux (known for his film Rubber and the music he produces under the name Mr. Oizo) logic is nowhere to be found: 'Reality' here is the name of a girl who one morning watches her dad gut a freshly shot boar; its innards contain a VHS tape. Denis hosts a cooking show in a full-body mouse costume. Jason is a cameraman who dreams of making a movie called Waves, which already screens in theaters.
Wednesday 4 December, 19:30 hours
IFFR KINO #28: To Live and Die in LA
William Friedkin, 1985, UK, 116’
To Live and Die in LA (1985) by William Friedkin has never screened at IFFR, but we have good reason to show it. This neo-noir crime flick was the first big feature for actors like William Petersen and Willem Dafoe, and features excellent cinematography by Robby Müller.
We follow a stubborn secret agent (debut role by Peterson, also known for Manhunter) as he tries to track down his criminal adversary (Dafoe). In doing so, he doesn’t like to play by the rules, and the boundaries between good and evil rapidly fade. This cat-and-mouse game, including a spectacular chase scene, have been masterfully captured by Müller.
Wednesday 8 January, 19:30 hours
Photo in header: Still: Memories of Murder