The Hunt @ Duke of Yorks (Cinecity Film Festival one-off showing)

Having carved out an evening to peruse the Cinecity (Brighton Film Festival) brochure in some detail, I've settled on 5 films I like the look of for the time being; this is the first, which looks a little like a contemporary Danish dramatisation of Arthur Miller's 'The Crucible' - local community jumps on the judgemental bandwagon of a false accusation and is thereafter unable to let it go. The trailer (here; looks excellent, it gets 8.2 on IMDB and 93% on Rotten Tomatoes, so seems like a pretty safe bet...

A word about Cinecity - most of the films only get one showing, and they often sell out quite quickly, so if you fancy this one, get yer ticket NOW - don't leave it til the night! I took advantage of a 'buy 3, get another 1 free' offer that is on the penultimate page of the brochure :-) altho they are not set up for this online, so I booked them all over the phone.

Sunday is also '2 courses for a tenner' night at Circus Circus, so if you want to join me for scrummy, cooked to order Thai food, then I'll aim to be in the bar for 5.30pm. Hope to see you there.

Here's the DOY synopsis;

The rich seam of contemporary Scandinavian drama is rivetingly sustained by Vinterberg’s (FESTEN) disturbing account of a teacher falsely accused of sexual abuse by his best friend’s daughter, five-year-old Klara (the extraordinary Wedderkopp), and the mounting hysteria that ensues.

Mikkelsen (CLASH OF THE TITANS) won Best Actor at Cannes 2012 for his performance as the initially incredulous but ultimately enraged Lucas, a newly divorced supply teacher who, despite Klara’s retraction, is vilified, ostracised and then arrested. The evidence against him is eventually exposed as patently phony, but that isn’t the end of his ordeal.

As if in denial of their own guilt, the community continue to punish him and his loyal but conflicted son Marcus (Lasse Fogelstrøm), with violent consequences – and a masterful final twist.

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  • Andy H.

    Brilliant film, intense, fantastic performances and didn't really know where it was going (apart from the poor old dog)

    November 19, 2012

  • Cathy S

    Sorry don't think am going to make it to Circus Circus.. will keep an eye out in the DOY :o)

    November 18, 2012

  • Mike

    Hey Guys, just realised that Circus Circus doesn't start cooking til 6pm, and although they are very quick, it may still be a bit of a squish to try and get us fed in 30 may be a tad more relaxed if we eat afterwards. I'll still be there at 5.30pm, and look forward to seeing you all then x

    November 18, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Lou Lou- I'm Alicia and going with a friend I can buy the ticket from you! I can give you £5 somehow. My mobile is 07958 986321. Alicia x

      November 18, 2012

    • Lou L.

      Fab, thank you Alicia
      I can email it to you if you give me your email addy? Can then pay via PayPal if you like?


      November 18, 2012

  • Lou L.

    Great suggestion Mike and as I loved Festen, Ive booked this too. Look forward to the cheapo Thai too :) x

    November 9, 2012

  • Liz M.

    Unfortunately Up North for the first two but will be at the other three. Thanks for reading the brochure - having booked tickets I now don't feel too guilty everytime I think I have to get round to looking at it!

    November 8, 2012

  • Cathy S

    Got my ticket.. ;o)

    November 8, 2012

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