Sunday, 10 November
Class of '99: Audition (20th Anniversary)
20 years ago, the world was in the grip of pre-millennial tension and Y2K fever. Popular filmmakers responded with a dizzying assortment of eccentric and visionary movies that pushed the formal, thematic and narrative boundaries of the medium. Tonight we present a double feature of 1999's two most influential horror films: Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sánchez's innovative found footage nightmare The Blair Witch Project and Takashi Miike's subversive shocker Audition.
Audition @ 21:00
Lonely widower Aoyama (Ryo Ishibashi) decides to start dating again. His friend Yoshikawa, a sleazy film producer (Jun Kunimura) suggests holding a fake movie audition to find him a match. Aoyama finds himself drawn to Asami (Eihi Shiina), a beautiful, but shy young woman, who conceals a dark secret. Takashi Miike's international breakthrough is a subversive mix of Japanese melodrama and grindhouse horror. Miike masterfully orchestrates a series of tonal shifts, as the film evolves from an elliptical dream into a waking nightmare. Twenty years after it stunned arthouse audiences, Audition remains a potent shocker, with some unsettling insights into gender and power. Watch the trailer.
Directed by Takashi Miike, 1999, Japan, 115 minutes. In Japanese w/ English subtitles.
Bar opens @ 19:00
Screens w/ The Blair Witch Project
Date & Time:
- 3-5 €