Tips

What’s on today: Thursday 30 January

An IFFR day ahead of you? Every day we help you with the best tips: unmissable films, compilation programmes, art or music that we think are more than worth your while. And yes, tickets are available too. Check out our highlights for Thursday 30 January.

Film

Los que vuelven by Laura Casabé
In this drama dealing with fear and oppression in South America, supernatural powers are unleashed when, in desperation, the wife of a white landowner invokes the spirits of the indigenous people. Her stillborn child is brought back to life, but at a terrible price. Is this the feared retribution?
12:15, LantarenVenster 1

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The Delinquent by Kuei Chih-hung, Chang Cheh
Shaw Brothers action with social realism! A young fighter is forced by a plutocratic boss to betray his father in this extraordinary production. Featuring on-location shooting in Hong Kong's poorest neighbourhoods, Kuei's gloriously excessive, always entertaining action film reveals a complicated engagement with underlying social issues.
12:30, Oude Luxor

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Sibyl by Justine Triet
Sibyl is a psychotherapist with a troubled past. She is intrigued by her patient Margot, an up-and-coming actress, and secretly records their conversations. Margot’s stormy life story gives Sibyl plenty of inspiration for the novel she is having trouble writing.
13:15, de Doelen Willem Burger Zaal
Please note: with Dutch subtitles

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Le miracle du Saint Inconnu by Alaa Eddine Aljem
Bone-dry Moroccan crime film about religion, superstition and tradition. After a long prison sentence, a thief wants to pick up his loot, but the once-remote hiding place in the desert is now a holy shrine. There's only one thing he can do: infiltrate the religious community to get his illegal property.
16:15, de Doelen Jurriaanse Zaal

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A Witness Out of the Blue by Fung Chih-chiang
An incompetent detective, a mysterious criminal and a talking parrot that is the major witness to a murder are just a few of the ingredients in this highly entertaining police thriller. Fung Chih-chiang, previously screenwriter for Stephen Chow and Johnnie To, again proves that no city is as perfect for genre cinema as Hong Kong.
21:30, LantarenVenster 1

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Short Film

Talks & Masterclasses

For the Record: Music Video as Collective Space
Live radio and video broadcast with conversations and performances on music video as collaborative space for activism, consumerism and emancipation. With American artist Charm La'Donna and architect and urban theorist Dele Adeyemo, among others.
15:00, Het Nieuwe Instituut, free admission

 

Par-delà les nuages – In Conversation with Marion Hänsel
De Britse filmrecensent Ella Kemp (Sight & Sound, IndieWire) spreekt met Marion Hänsel over ruim veertig jaar filmmaken. Met haar camera heeft de Belgische filmmaker ons een uniek wereldbeeld voorgetoverd, vol nieuwsgierigheid, frisheid en kracht, met de blik van een avonturier, die niet alleen gebieden, maar vooral mensen onderzoekt.
17:30, KINO 4

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IFFR Young Network: Deconstructed
An evening of 'Deconstructing Cinematography'. During this masterclass, filmmaker Dorian Jespers and cinematographer Arnaud Alberola will take the audience along in an interactive analysis of their film Sun Dog, selected for the Ammodo Tiger Short Competition. Stay for a drink afterwards to meet like-minded young creatives.
20:00, KINO 4

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Art & Exhibitions

Photo in header: Marion Hänsel