With these gangsters and cowboys survive we the second half of Film Fest Gent

The Ghent film festival goes into its second week, and that looks good, see Knack Focus-filmman Dave Mestdach. He lijstte five essential films.

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You Were Never Really Here

The latest film from the Scottish Lynne Ramsay was the valve of the Knack Focus-movie day, and had a full room of baffled behind. ‘A headbutt of a movie, called Mestdach it. “The film revolves around Joe, a war veteran who women rescues from the clutches of human traffickers. Joe’s dark past and violent present are brought together in a modernist fairy tale, which is always more abstract and ends in a beautifully-mounted, nightmare, on film, because that happens.’

16 October, 17:30 pm, Kinepolis Gent

20 October, 14:30 pm, Kinepolis Gent


A Belgian film, where Mestdach particularly looking forward to. “The film passed by the festivals of Venice and Toronto, but what most excites, is the director of this gangster film, about a group that Gang of Nijvelstijl a bank robs. François Trouckens is not just a film around the criminal environment, he has also years resident.’ In the cast you will recognize include Kevin Janssens and Johan Leysen.

17 October, 20 pm, Kinepolis Gent

18 October, 17.30 pm, Kinepolis Gent

19 October, 22.30 pm, Kinepolis Gent

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

The director of In Bruges, Martin McDonagh, dares again to a black comedy. ‘The ever-wonderful Frances McDormand played a woman whose daughter was murdered. When the police after seven months still no breakthrough has forced, she hires three billboards to her ongenoeg to make clear’, barrel Mestdach the plot together.

‘McDonagh paints a clear picture of the heartland of the USA. In addition to McDormand, there is still a lot of other good people in the movie, such as Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell. The atmosphere is somewhat reminiscent of the films of the Coenbroers. Not surprising, as their house composer Carter Burwell was also here for the soundtrack.

October 18, 20 pm, Kinepolis Gent

19 October, 17.30 pm, Kinepolis Gent

October 20, 22.30 pm, Kinepolis Gent

The Rider

With The Rider recommends Mestdach the latest film by Chloé Zhao. It is her second film, after Songs My Brother Taught Me, which has been awarded in the prestigious side section Quinzaine des Réalisateurs at the latest Cannes film festival.

‘In a neo-impressionistic context, genre, Gus Van Sant, tells Zuko the story of a young rodeocowboy that of his horse falls and brain damage increases’, explains Mestdach. ‘She dismantles the machismo that is inherent in the classic western and the amateur actors with whom they work, provide a kind of natural and pseudodocumentair atmosphere.’

19 October, 20 pm, Kinepolis Gent

20 October, 14.30 pm, Kinepolis Gent

20 October, 22.30, Sphinx Cinema

Call Me by Your Name

Luca Guadagnino (A Bigger Splash) is doing according to many main filming sites a shot at an Oscar with his latest print. “In this coming-of-agefilm discovered a young student his homosexuality by an older, American exchange student,” says Mestdach. ‘The American of service is Armie Hammer, known of The Social Network. Everyone there is excellent acting in this well written movie.’ For the music lovers: among others, Sufjan Stevens collaborated on the soundtrack.

16 October, 20 pm, Kinepolis Gent

18 October, 17.30 pm, Kinepolis Gent

19 October, 22 hours, Kinepolis Gent

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