BUITENBIOS IS BACK!
For the third year in a row we will organise a simmering summer cinema @Keilecafe in July and August. Every Wednesdaynight after sunset we will cater to you with a jealousy evoking audiovisual experience on the big screen under the stars.
Wednesday 13th July Screening Pleasure (2021, 109’, Sweden/France/Netherlands) - Ninja Thyberg When aspiring p0rn star Linnéa gets asked by the border control if she is moving to LA for business or pleasure, she answers confidently: “Pleasure” Linnéa exchanges her village life in Sweden for city life in Los Angeles with the aim of becoming a pornstar under her pseudonym Bella Cherry. What starts as a s3x positive and agency driven career path, soon gets smothered under the toxic dynamics of the p0rn industry. Director Ninja Thyberg was an anti-porn activist as a teenager. She get disturbed by the inequality in the porn industry between men and women, and the male gaze that is inherent in the majority of p0rn films. Thyberg studied gender studies in university and conducted a four-year research in the p0rn industry in Los Angeles as a preparation for making this film. TW: explicit s3x and violence What: open air filmscreening of Pleasure (2021, 109’, Sweden/France/Netherlands) by Ninja Thyberg When: Wednesday 6th of July, 09:30pm walk in, film starts with sunset! Where: Keilecafe, Vierhavenstraat 46, 3029 BG Rotterdam Tickets: link in bio!
Wednesday 20th July
Screening L’inconnu du lac (Stranger by the lake, 100’, 2013, France) - Alain Guiraudie In the erotic French thriller Stranger by the lake filmmaker Alain Guiraudie explores how sex, love, desire and danger play out around the shores of a French lake. It is summertime, at a cruising spot for men along the shore of the lake, social relations unfold that are far more complicated than the steamy sex they are having in the bushes implies. Franck falls in love with Michel, an attractive, potent and lethally dangerous man. The landscape of the lake close to Gorge du Verdun serves as a theater: shot on just one location Guiraudie emphasizes the geography. The shore of the lake, the bushes behind it and the parking spot are the only shooting locations. Hypnotized by the repetitive shots of the lake and slow-paced summer hotness, the scène of the lake develops into a smothering thriller.
Wednesday 20th July
Screening Els Dies Que Vindran (The Days to Come, 2019, 95’, Spain)- Carlos Marques-Marcet What is reality in cinema? How do you create a sense of realism, an illusion? And what rules apply when making a film about “real people”? Els Dies Que Vindran (The Days to Come) is the realest of films, with the most extraordinary, honest performance by two protagonists who share a pregnancy both in the film and in real life. Filmed over the course of nine months, the film appeals to the importance of having a choice when making a decision about life and death. A choice under great pressure, and therefore more well-timed than ever. It is cinema exactly how we love to see it: loving, honest, relevant and full of wild emotions.
The fourth feature by the Spanish director Carlos Marqués-Marcet, Els Dies que Vindran, was presented in world premiere as part of the Tiger Competition at the International Film Festival Rotterdam in 2019. The film captures two new to-be parents grappling with parenthood and documents the real-life pregnancy of the actress María Rodríguez, with her current partner David Verdaguer. Although the film follows the physical changes of Rodríguez's body over the course of nine months, The Days to Come is not actually a documentary. It's a fiction feature about the lack of communication between human beings, acted out by an actor couple who are expecting a child off-screen, in real life.
Wednesday 3rd August
Screening La Ciénaga (The Swamp, 100’, 2001, Argentina) by Lucrecia Martel. The adult characters in "La Ciénaga" trudge through a hot and sticky Argentinian summer and sedate themselves with red wine on ice. It's hot and everyone is miserable. No one is having sex, few are eating much, everyone is bickering, and the servants bear the brunt of their mistress's frustrations. The pool has not been cleaned in years. The privileged characters of La Ciénaga have lost all grip on their life and are slowly sinking in the hot swamp of the old landhouse they reside in. Filmmaker Lucretia Martel seamlessly knows how to display the casual racism and classism that is typical of the post-modern Argentinian situation. She shows how old money and a large family surrounding you are by no means a recipe for happiness. Bourgeois boredom and self-pitying priviledge, make that the family is enduring life.