Ladybird, Ladybird

Tuesday, 21 November

Ladybird, Ladybird

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LADYBIRD, LADYBIRD  1994 Directed by Ken Loach. 101 minutes. In English with English subtitles.

British director Ken Loach (I, Daniel Blake) always caused a storm throughout his entire career, but some of his films were sentimental, and others more hard-hitting. This is an example of the latter. Set in West London, actress Crissy Rock gives an incredible performance as Maggie who has a history of bad relationships with jerks, and is a mother of four children, all with different fathers. The relationships were abusive, her life is a wreck, and her children have been taken from her. She finally starts a relationship with a man she feels she can trust, and tries to regain custody over her children. She then finds herself in a fierce battle with the social workers of a overwhelming bureaucratic government system. This is a brilliant movie that goes into some pretty dark areas, and although it is certainly tragic, it is also able to break the ice and become human in some deeper way. The electrifying acting sure helps.

Once again, this is one of the more neglected movies by this director, maybe pushed aside because it gives us such an unflinching portrait of this woman's fight. It is based a book written by Scottish author Rona Munro, which in turn was inspired by true events. A thought-provoking flick with powerhouse performances, also featuring Ray Winstone.

This will be a high-definition screening.

Date & Time: 

Tuesday, 21 November, 2017 - 20:30


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  • 3-5 €
- 3 €
De Nieuwe Anita
Frederik Hendrikstraat 111
1052HN Amsterdam

Informal cinema in the basement of a cosy concert venue called De Nieuwe Anita, a former school building that was once squatted and is now legalised. All films in English or with English subtitles.


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opening times: 

Every Monday night. Tickets go on sale at 7.30, programme starts at 8.30 sharp.
Summer schedule: no short movie, programme starts at 9 pm sharp.