- No Future with High-Rise by Wheatley and J.G. Ballard. The new science-fiction cycle, coordinated by film critic and writer Jesús Palacios, programs on Tuesday, April 4, at 10 p.m., the European coproduction High-Rise (Ben Wheatley, United Kingdom, Belgium, 2015, 119 min.), in which its director, says Palacios, “adapts caressingly, with a retro esthetic of the 70s and a great cast a classic by the lamented J.G. Ballard. A violent tale about a concrete jungle and the supposedly-human animals that dwell in it, that takes apocalyptic science-fiction to the immediate past, proving that, literally, there is no future”. Its first screening will take place at the Monopol’s screen 5; the second one, on Friday 7, at 6 p.m., at the Elder Museum. Films with the strength of Web! Energy Drink.
Pay attention to the last screenings of the day:
- Do yourself a favor and do not miss this classic of European cinema: My Uncle/Mon oncle (Jacques Tati, France, 1955, 110 min.), included in the ‘Iosseliani and company’ cycle. A series of marvelous gags that have as a common thread the visits Jacques Tati’s character does to the highly technical and laminated house where his little nephew lives. Mister Hulot thus faces life nonsense and modern architectures in this second chapter of his adventures.
- Last screening of Katie Says Goodbye (USA, 2016, 88 min.), American Wayne Roberts’ first film, which opened the festival last Friday, March 31, as well as the official section. British actress Olivia Cooke, well-known for her role as Emma Decody in the TV show Bates Motel, plays an Arizonan young waitress with the dream of beginning a new life in San Francisco. Its director told during a press conference that he “is moved by women’s strength”. The film, selected, too, at the Toronto, Rotterdam and Stockholm festivals, will be screened on Tuesday 4, at 10 p.m., at the Monopol’s screen 4.
- I Am Not Your Negro (Raoul Peck, USA, 2016, 95 min.) is one of the documentaries of the year with fifteen awards and over thirty nominations (included the Oscars’). Its director, Haitian Raoul Peck, starts from a text by writer James Baldwin to describe the history of black resistance in the United States and the Black Power movement. Tuesday, April 4, 6 p.m. Monopol’s screen 2.
- Porto, by Gabe Klinger, a film produced by Jim Jarmusch. Panorama, the section of the festival that shows “film gems” from the festivals’ circuit, includes in 2017 Brazilian Gabe Klinger’s last film, who is also at the festival as a member of the international jury. Porto (Portugal, France, USA, Poland, 76 min.) is a brief but intense love story between two strangers, produced by Jim Jarmusch and starring the recently deceased Anton Yelchin (Star Trek). The Brazilian Gabe Klinger, also a film teacher, programmer and writer, is the author of Double Play: James Benning and Richard Linklater (2013), awarded the Best Documentary Film at the Venice Festival. The film, present at the festival thanks to Hospitales San Roque, will be screened at 6 p.m. at the Monopol’s screen 4.
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