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IFFR KINO #41: Calvaire (2004) – a 35mm presentation

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wo 1 jun
21:30 35mm
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Belgian filmmaker Fabrice Du Welz was back at IFFR early this year with his compelling thriller Inexorable. On Wednesday 1 June, the last IFFR KINO of this season, we will screen his feature debut Calvaire (IFFR 2005), a black – let’s say very black – horror comedy.

Credits

Regie
Fabrice Du Welz
Cast
Laurent Lucas, Brigitte Lahaie, Gigi Coursigny, Jackie Berroyer
Genre
Horror
Speelduur
88 minuten
Land
België
Taal
Frans
Ondertiteling
English

Storyline

Travelling entertainer Marc Stevens (Laurent Lucas, known from his role in Tiresia among other films) has difficulty keeping the ladies at bay in a retirement home in the French Ardennes. So, despite the terrible weather, he sets off one dark day before Christmas and takes a wrong turn. Every film lover knows what that means: a confrontation with less desirable elements in society. The innkeeper who offers shelter to the unfortunate singer regards him as a replacement for his missing (?) wife and the villagers display an unhealthy interest when they hear rumours of ‘her’ return. The camerawork is by Benoît Debie, who also shot Gaspar Noé’s Irréversible and Hadzihalilovic’s Innocence, and that guarantees the right gritty 1970s mood (indeed, that of Deliverance, Straw Dogs or The Texas Chain Saw Massacre).

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