Tips

Our Top 5 Most Popular Screenings for IFFR 2022: Return of the Tiger

13 October 2022

Film still: Splendid Isolation

Tips

Our Top 5 Most Popular Screenings for IFFR 2022: Return of the Tiger

13 October 2022

IFFR 2022: Return of the Tiger is just around the corner. From Friday 14 October to Sunday 16 October 2022, we will be screening over 30 films at Cinerama Filmtheater and LantarenVenster. As we are getting ready to welcome you back in cinemas for the first time since 2021, we would like to share with you our 5 most popular films to look forward to during our weekend of screenings.

1. Yamabuki by Yamasaki Juichiro

When hostages are taken at a school, and military intervention doesn’t come, the neurotic maths teacher assembles an assault team. Before eliminating the terrorists, the liberators first have to conquer their own demons. An atypical action drama, about human behaviour in times of crisis.

Friday 14 October 2022 at 19:00 - 21:03, Cinerama 4

Saturday 15 October 2022 at 13:30 - 15:33, Cinerama 2

2. EAMI by Paz Encina

Magic-realist trip, in which the girl/bird-god Eami has to bid farewell to the rainforest that has been her people’s home for centuries. Loving ode to nature, and an indictment of deforestation and the treatment of indigenous people.

Saturday 15 October 2022 at 17:15 - 19:06, Cinerama 1

Sunday 16 October 2022 at 15:15 - 17:05, Cinerama 5

3. Daryn's Gym by Brett Michael Innes

Miller & Sons Gym was founded 60 years ago, but the end seems nigh. Third-generation owner Daryn is a wimp, his staff are a bunch of yahoos, and the merciless manager of a competing chain wants a hostile takeover, in this high-joke-density mockumentary.

Saturday 15 October 2022 at 10:45 - 12:42, Cinerama 1

Sunday 16 October 2022 at 16:00 - 17:57, Cinerama 6

Sunday 16 October 2022 at 19:15 - 20:48, LantarenVenster 5 

4. Kung Fu Zohra by Mabrouk El Mechri

Zohra is trapped in a violent marriage. She is scared of losing her daughter if she leaves and seeks a different solution: she secretly takes martial arts lessons. A very satisfying drama by the director of J.C.V.D. (2008).

Friday 14 October 2022 at 20:30 - 22:51, Cinerama 1

Saturday 15 October 2022 at 14:30 - 16:37, Cinerama 5

Sunday 16 October 2022 at 12:15 - 13:57, LantarenVenster 5

5. Assault by Adilkhan Yerzhanov

A quietly radical story of finding a place to root yourself when life’s obstacles have dispirited you. The sleepy town of Minawa in western Japan becomes the stage on which the lives of a teenaged protestor, a Korean migrant worker, and other townspeople intersect.

Saturday 15 October 2022 at 16:45 - 18:27, Cinerama 3

Sunday 16 October 2022 at 13:00 - 14:42, Cinerama 6

Film still: Yamabuki

Film still: EAMI

Film still: Daryn's Gym

Film still: Kung Fu Zohra

Film still: Assault

Still not sure which films to see at IFFR 2022: Return of the Tiger? Here are some extra suggestions for alternative screenings that deserve your attention.

Malintzin 17 by Mara Polgovsky/Eugenio Polgovsky

From his window, Mexican filmmaker Eugenio Polgovsky and his daughter keep tabs on a brooding pigeon. His sister Mara found the material after his untimely death, and turned it into a poetic documentary about care and parenting.

Friday 14 October 2022 at 16:00 - 17:11, Cinerama 6 

Saturday 15 October 2022 at 16:30 - 17:41, Cinerama 2

Drifting Petals by Clara Law

Personal memories, political protest, and deeply felt piano interludes colour this poetic essay, in which a filmmaker returns to Hong Kong and Macau. Including the mystery of abrother who disappeared, an insecure piano student finding his way, and a desire for the future.

Friday 14 October 2022 at 16:30 - 18:28, LantarenVenster 5

Saturday 15 October 2022 at 14:45 - 16:42, LantarenVenster 5 

Sunday 16 October 2022 at 10:30 - 12:32, Cinerama 3

Splendid Isolation by Urszula Antoniak

Death visits two women, who hide from it on a deserted island where the world seems to stand still. An allegorical film from Urszula Antoniak, featuring stunning shots and dealing with the relationship between a dying person and a survivor during the final days.

Friday 14 October 2022 at 21:15 - 22:58, Cinerama 3 

Sunday 16 October 2022 at 18:15 - 19:58, Cinerama 5

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Film still: Malintzin 17

Film still: Drifting Petals

Film still: Splendid Isolation

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