Hackney Attic is proud to announce the line-up for its very first, very own film festival, which runs from 15 to 31 August. Containing work from both local and international filmmakers, the season will include short film programmes themed around relationships, animation and comedy, art, entertainment, horror, documentary and drama. These will accompanied by a web series night, full-length film screenings, a film-themed quiz night and a film-related art class. Many events are absolutely free to enter!
Revisiting elements of his 2005 film Not Here To Be Loved, French writer/director Stéphane Brizé’s compelling humanist drama follows unemployed, middle-aged factory worker Thierry Taugourdeau (Lindon) and his increasingly demoralising attempts to find work. He faces indifferent HR managers and awkward interviews on Skype, as well as pressure from his bank to sell the home he shares with his wife (de Mirbeck) and their disabled son (Schaller). When he finally finds employment as a security officer at a large supermarket, he is confronted with moral dilemmas which oblige him to fundamentally reassess his role in life.
Like the Dardenne brothers’ Two Days, One Night, Brizé’s affecting film reflects the changing, depersonalised face of France’s once socially supportive economy. Vincent Lindon is magnificent as the doleful hero.
Even cowboys get the blues: watched the naked and raw life of Brazilian cowboys, better-known as ‘vaqueiros’.
Director Gabriel Mascaro examines the ‘vaquejada’, a countryside Brazilian sport, where cowboys on horseback pursue a bull and attempt to knock it over. Despite representing such a masculine universe, the main character Iremar (Juliano Cazarré) has a passion for fashion. His ambition is to design exotic clothing for women, in stark contrast to his manly occupation.
Neon Bull exposes the dark traits of everyday vaqueiro life often in rich and graphic detail, in the tradition of Naturalism (the Brazilian literary movement of the 19th century). It is extremely sensual and somewhat bizarre. There are long takes of cowboys pissing, Iremar is shown having sex with a pregnant woman, and even masturbating a horse to the point of ejaculation.
This is the last session of DMovies at the Brazilian film. This is an free event but you must rsvp the Embassy at email@example.com.
Read the full movie review here: http://www.dmovies.org/2016/02/24/neon-bull/