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Film fundraiser to see “In Bruges” – 10 or 11 September

Posted in Events by Ferne Edwards on September 2nd, 2008

The film “In Bruges” will be shown on Wednesday 10th or Thursday 11th of Sep at Cinema Nova for a fundraiser for the not-for-profit environmental organisation, Centre for Sustainability Leadership. They support people to be leaders in their workplaces and communities in sustainability. (I am a graduate of this program and it deserves strong support – it’s very professional and supports people to support the environment by teaching them some very useful skills. – Ferne)

Tickets must be bought online before the event. You can do this by clicking here. They will not be available for purchase on the night.

The Movie
IN BRUGES was filmed on location; Bruges, the most well-preserved medieval city in the whole of Belgium, is a welcoming destination for travelers from all over the world. But for hit men Ray (Colin Farrell) and Ken (Brendan Gleeson), it could be their final destination; a difficult job has resulted in the pair being ordered right before Christmas by their London boss Harry (two-time Academy Award nominee Ralph Fiennes) to go and cool their heels in the storybook Flemish city for a couple of weeks.

Very much out of place amidst the gothic architecture, canals, and cobbled streets, the two hit men fill their days living the lives of tourists. Ray, still haunted by the bloodshed in London, hates the place, while Ken, even as he keeps a fatherly eye on Ray’s often profanely funny exploits, finds his mind and soul being expanded by the beauty and serenity of the city. But the longer they stay waiting for Harry’s call, the more surreal their experience becomes, as they find themselves in weird encounters with locals, tourists, violent medieval art, a dwarf American actor (Jordan Prentice) shooting a European art film, Dutch prostitutes, and a potential romance for Ray in the form of Chloë (Clémence Poésy), who may have some dark secrets of her own.

The Reviews
“…a dark comedy full of feisty dialogue and humorous Pulp Fiction-type exchanges, In Bruges is fantastic.” Wafflemovies.com

“Brooding, tense, allegorical, quirky, tragic and unbelievably funny, In Bruges may be the most intelligent, introspective and bizarre gangster thriller in quite some time, perhaps ever.” NewsBlaze

“A laugh-out loud dark comedy giving Colin Farrell his finest role in ages.” TotalFilm.com

“Farrell has brought his A-game to this cracking little comedy-noir. He is absolutely superb: moody and funny, lethally sexy, sometimes heartbreakingly sad and vulnerable like a little boy. He radiates the star-quality that once made him the world’s It Boy, and will do again.” The Guardian, UK.

“A morality tale with a distinctly Coen-ish air.” Skymovies.com

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