IFFR IN GRONINGENSaturday 1 February
Miike Takashi, JAP 1999
VERA Zienema will once again be hosting screenings for the International Film Festival in Groningen (IFFRiG) this year. Saturday 1 February will see no fewer than three special cinematic events taking place in VERA’s Grote Zaal, with tickets costing €9.50 each.
Cineville pass holders can pick up a ticket at Forum Groningen 90 minutes before screenings start. Reservations cannot be made for IFFRiG screenings. Also please note that all ticket sales will be either at Forum Groningen or via their website; see the latter for more information: www.forum.nl.
Seven years after his wife has passed away, businessman Aoyama sets out in search of a new wife. A film producer he is acquainted with arranges an audition for him and Aoyama becomes enchanted with Asami, a former ballet dancer who is unable to dance any longer, due to her physical mutilation. Little does he know that this so very sensitive girl wreaks vengeance on all men who have ever abused her. The movie is classic Miike, an extreme psycho thriller featuring heavily tattooed thighs, rough whisky, acupuncture needles, piano strings and a number of unsettlingly frightening instances of manipulated time. This 1999 cult classic will be screened at VERA Zienema on 35mm celluloid. Miike’s latest feature, First Love, will be screened at Forum Groningen this edition of IFFRiG as well.