Monos, ever-fit Pitt & more | Amsterdam Film Show | Sept 2019

Written by on 16/09/2019

Wild kids in South America, the ever-fit Brad Pitt and English country house drama – the September 2019 edition of the Amsterdam Film Show is here. Local filmmaker, Kiko Morah joined @CathyCentral to recommend some recent movie releases and look forward to some of the movies hitting Amsterdam this month. Plus some special film events in the city – learn to talk about Tarkovsky, with us! Plus a Netflix pick.

Podcast:

We originally broadcast this edition of the AFS as a live radio show on 6 September 2019, with together with some soundtrack tracks but this podcast version omits the soundtrack picks (copyright, you know).

Live version (including soundtrack picks):

 

Show notes:

 

KIKO’S REVIEWS OF AUGUST 2019 RELEASES STILL SCREENING AT AMSTERDAM CINEMAS INCLUDED:

Once Upon a Time in … Hollywood | Tigers Are Not Afraid | Midsommar 

 

NEW CINEMA RELEASES

Here’s our highlights from the film releases in Amsterdam this month.

FROM 5 SEPT

It Chapter Two | It Chapter Two | Director: Andy Muschietti | Writers: Gary Dauberman (screenplay by), novel by Stephen King | Stars: Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Bill Hader | 15 | 2h 49min | HORROR | “Twenty-seven years after their first encounter with the terrifying Pennywise, the Losers Club have grown up and moved away, until a devastating phone call brings them back.” IMDB

Monos | Director: Alejandro Landes | Writers: Alejandro Landes +  | Stars: Sofia Buenaventura, Julian Giraldo, Karen Quintero | “On a faraway mountaintop, eight kids with guns watch over a hostage and a conscripted milk cow.” IMDB | Screening @ Rialto (NL subs) / Filmhallen / EYE filmmuseum (NL subs) except 10 Sept 21:15 screening with EN subs / Kriterion “English subtitles on September 11th at 7.30pm and September 17th at 5pm.”

FROM 12 SEPT 

Downton Abbey | Director: Michael Engler | Writer: Julian Fellowes | Stars: Maggie Smith, Michelle Dockery + | PG | 2h 2min | Drama | “The continuing story of the Crawley family, wealthy owners of a large estate in the English countryside in the early 20th century.” 

FROM 19 SEPT 

Ad Astra | Director: James Gray | Writers: James Gray, Ethan Gross | Stars: Brad Pitt, Liv Tyler, Tommy Lee Jones | “Astronaut Roy McBride undertakes a mission across an unforgiving solar system to uncover the truth about his missing father and his doomed expedition that now, 30 years later, threatens the universe.” IMDB

 

FILM FESTIVALS & SPECIAL SCREENINGS

 

TRANSCENDING TIME: THE FILMS OF ANDREI TARKOVSKY @ Lab 111 

“This September we offer you the chance to revisit the unique films of the true poet of cinema, Andrei Tarkovsky. In a string of visionary films that challenged audience’s perceptions of time and space, Russian master Andrei Tarkovsky created a cinematic language all his own—one that has gone on to be enormously influential on generations of filmmakers around the world. Ranging from the medieval drama Andrei Rublev to meditative sci-fi epics like Solaris and Stalker, his masterpieces are consistent in their astonishing ambition and profound insights on spirituality and metaphysical experience. Each film in his modest oeuvre – Tarkovsky made just seven features before his tragically early death at the age of 54 – is an artistic masterpiece of extraordinary visual beauty and stand as enduring classics of world cinema.”

  • six brand new digital restorations (Stalker, The Mirror, Solaris, The Sacrifice, Andrei Rublev, Ivan’s Childhood)
  • all with English subtitles

 

14 September – 6 December 2019

Andrei Tarkovsky – The Exhibition @ Eye Filmmuseum 

“This autumn, Eye Filmmuseum presents an exhibition and film programme devoted to the celebrated filmmaker and mystic, focusing specifically on Tarkovsky’s quest for existential truth. The exhibition will immerse the visitor in Tarkovsky’s imagery, and also includes unique documents — letters, notes, scripts, photos and Polaroids — that have never previously been displayed.” 

+ film programme

 

Mon 11 Nov 2019  | The World of Hans Zimmer @ Ziggo Dome

 

5-18 Sept | Sorry to Bother You @ Lab 111 | previously unreleased series 

 

 



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