Kill Your Darlings

 

Saturday, September 12, 22:00 - 23:50

Kijkhuis 1

As programmers, sometimes we agree to disagree on each other’s tastes, but these films are not to be missed.

A Nice Place to Stop (Michel): With a background in fashion, Australian duo Hiball crafts undoubtedly one of the most beautiful films of the year. Colour blasts from the screen, while the lives of local teenagers and tourists intertwine.

Astres (Laura): Astres is a metaphysical journey through mourning, where knowledge and belief are shaken to their core. In this requiem — a chant to the infinite after death — Hyo-Jin is confronted with the transience of life, only to reconnect with her deceased sister.

All the Fires the Fire (Melissa): Two brothers bring their sons to hunt birds during the opening of the hunting season. A well shot and interesting depiction of masculine family dynamics during a time of loss.

Quantic Love (Jamil): Surrealist cinema has always been fascinated by the inextricable relationship between films and dream states, and Quantic Love naviges this liminal realm with a clever modern sensibility.

Progressive Touch (Yara): Michael Portnoy experiments in his film with dancers who are couples in real life. In a colorful surrealist set, they are exploring the different relationship between human sexuality and rhythmic choreography with their changing movements and gestures.

You’ll Be a Woman Soon (Patrick): A subtle film that manages without any overstatement to capture the fragility of its protagonist, a woman in a small town full of doubts on her wedding day.

The Place From Where I Write You Letters (Dianna): This incredibly tender film sends us postcards from the past from around the living room. A meditation on the changing of time, and the love that endures it.

Content warning: graphic imagery, sexual content, nudity (16+)

Duration

110 min.

Tickets
Hiball, 17 minutes (AU/2019)

A portrait of a place. The lives of a visiting tourist couple intertwine with the local youth of an Australian coastal town over 24 hours, displayed in a series of increasingly surreal vignettes.

Andrée-Anne Roussel, 19 minutes (CA/2019)

Hyo-Jin attends the funeral of her younger sister in South Korea, her homeland.

Efthimis Kosemund Sanidis, 25 minutes (GR/2019)

Men set birds free on the mountains. Two grieving, estranged brothers try their marksmanship together with their sons.

Paulo Furtado, 11 minutes (PT/2019)

"Quantic Love" is a film with three parallel narratives, involving the same woman, without the existence of a clear chronological order.

Michael Portnoy, 13 minutes (AT/NL/US/2020)

Can you fu*k to an irregular beat? Progressive Touch 1 depicts three moody, absurdist love scenes in which the goal is to "improve" sex by complicating its rhythm and choreography.

Vincent Sparreboom, 12 minutes (NL/2019)

Estera is twenty now, so she must get married, her small-town family thinks. Estera obliges, but there is a trace of doubt on her face.

Nikolina Bogdanović, 9 minutes (HR/2018)

In the 1950s, my grandmother's sister moved to Germany with her husband. The photographs she was sending documented their new life in the West.

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