Five musts for the Brussels film festival Offscreen

How do you distinguish between kul of the cult, cool of soporific and steengoeie B of brol? No film festival is as proficient in as Offscreen. Five trendsetters of the new edition.

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Spooky Affleck

The British and Americans expected A Ghost Story to the best films of 2017, and yet it was strange, melancholic and romantic spookfilm with us. Director David Lowery appealed to the duo that of his Ain’t Them Bodies Saints (2013) such a romantic gangsterballade made: Rooney Mara and Casey Affleck. That latter should be the bulk of the film with a white sheet over his head walking around.

Teergevoelige souls forbidden

Season 2 of True Detective taught you all that Vince Vaughn can do more than paljas in a too big body play. But it remains a scare to him as’n ultragewelddadig character to play as in the cut-throat gevangenisfilm Brawl in Cell Block 99. Who Bone Tomahawk (2015) dared to look knows that screenwriter-director S. Craig Zahler fan of Sam Peckinpah, Don Siegel and Michael Winner and, therefore, with pleasure the volume opschroeft when Vaughn heads shatters.

Witch hunt

On drunk driving, racist talk, or sexist behavior caught celebrities wept rather easily that they are the victims of a witch hunt. Hagazussa: A Heathen’s Curse shows them how a real witch hunt looks like. In the Alps of six hundred years ago is an isolated geitenhoedster suspected of witchcraft. Hallucinations and evil thoughts help. For debutant Lukas Feigelfeld would be the story but an excuse for minimalist, trance, uplifting cinema.


Offscreen invites you to the eighty-Sergio Martino about his glory years to tell. Along with Mario Bava and Dario Argento, he was an undisputed highlight of the giallo, the Italian genre film with horror, paranoia and eroticism in a exciting, stylized look. In the exciting Torso (1973) a serial killer with skimasker and pruning saw something against beautiful girls. Slave of the Cannibal God (1978) was in England for many years banned because of explicit sex, gratuitous violence and animal cruelty.

Vampires Suck!

Someone should calculate what filmmonster the most common, but the vampire will not be far off. The popular leech all too easy to be presented in bloodless films inspired Offscreen to the pun ‘Vampires Suck’, and then to prove the contrary with a selection of 21 blood-curdling bijtertjes. Think of gems like the Swedish Let the Right One In (2008), Near Dark (1987) Kathryn Bigelow or Cronos (1993) Guillermo del Toro.


From 7 to 25/3 at Cinema Nova, Cinematek, Bozar and Cinema RITCS in Brussels.

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