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;
http://www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/Duke_Of_Yorks/Whats_On/All/Date_18_11_2012/) 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.