woensdag 29 mei

Disco Boy

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Start: 20.00 hrs

Sprouts Film Festival on Tour
ecocinema & debutfilms

After joining the French Foreign Legion young Belarusian Aleksei departs for the Niger Delta to protect oil companies’ investments against revolutionary activist Jomo.

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Giacomo Abbruzzese – France, Italy, Belgium, Poland 2023 – 92 minutes – spoken language: French, English, Polish, Russian, with English subtitles

Aleksei is a young Belarusian on the run from a past he must bury. Entering into a kind of Faustian pact, he becomes a member of the French Foreign Legion in exchange for the promise of French citizenship. Far away in the Niger Delta, Jomo is a revolutionary activist engaged in an armed struggle to defend his community. Aleksei is a soldier, Jomo a guerrilla fighter. As a result of one more senseless war, their destinies will intertwine.

What is “otherness” and how do you absorb it into who you are as you go through life, cross borders and find yourself inhabiting an ever-changing physical and mental space? Giacomo Abbruzzese exhibits a remarkable sense of out-of-the-box thinking and inventiveness as he explores such questions in a visually striking work that is ripe with poetry and tension. Bodies fall into trances that are both revelatory and altruistic because they represent an opportunity to commune with others. Accompanying this magical reverie is a powerful score from electronic musician Vitalic that helps turn the night club into a place of transcendence. The disco becomes the ultimate destination for those who keep their sights firmly set on the sacred horizon of utopia.

This film is preceded by a film from our Eco Shorts competition: The Veiled City by Natalie Cubides-Brady (Dutch premiere in 2023 – United Kingdom – 13 minutes)
Archival footage of London’s Great Smog of 1952 speaks to us in this eerie final warning from a dystopian future.

This month Movie W shows films from the Sprouts Film Festival Program on four Wednesday evenings.
About Sprouts Film Festival: In times of a glitching world, with weather extremes and inhumane conflicts intensifying, it can be tempting to avert your gaze. Instead, Sprouts wants to make the cinema a site for peaceful protest by showing newly released ecocinema and socially critical debut films. All selected features and shorts are fiction, because it is our belief that through the power of
imagination we can alter our behaviour for the better and rethink our relationship with the more-than-human world. We are here to make you wonder, to inform, to spark resistance and to nurture fresh talent.