AT ETERNITY’S GATE
2018, CBS Films, 111 min, Dir: Julian Schnabel

Julian Schnabel’s AT ETERNITY’S GATE is a journey inside the world and mind of a person who, despite skepticism, ridicule and illness, created some of the world’s most beloved and stunning works of art. This is not a forensic biography, but rather scenes based on Vincent van Gogh’s (Academy Award nominee Willem Dafoe) letters, common agreement about events in his life that present as facts, hearsay, and moments that are just plain invented. With Rupert Friend, Oscar Isaac, Mads Mikkelsen and Mathieu Amalric. “By adamantly focusing above all else on van Gogh’s work - and its transporting ecstasies - Schnabel has made not just an exquisite film but an argument for art.” - Manohla Dargis, The New York Times.


MEN & CHICKEN
MÆND & HØNS
2015, Drafthouse Films, 104 min, Denmark/Germany, Dir: Anders Thomas Jensen

Elias (an unrecognizable Mads Mikkelsen) and Gabriel (David Dencik) are brothers with seemingly little in common bar cleft palates and hilariously perverted sexual compulsions. When they discover that their biological father is still alive and holed up on a remote island, the pair set off to bond with the father they never knew. But what they find are three new brothers and the darkest family secrets imaginable. Jensen’s assured direction and madcap script offers the blackest comedy imaginable and introduces viewers to the most twisted family since Manson creepy-crawled through Topanga. “Staggering … tonally astounding and genre-confounding.” - Peter Debruge, Variety. In Danish with English subtitles.


THE HUNT
JAGTEN
2012, Magnolia Pictures, 115 min, Denmark, Dir: Thomas Vinterberg

Lucas (Mads Mikkelsen) is a beloved teacher and member of his community – until he is falsely accused of molesting a child. As word of his alleged misdeed spreads, so does local hysteria, until it reaches a fever pitch in this chilling look at the dark side of small town life. Mikkelsen gives the performance of his life, and director Thomas Vinterberg expertly balances empathy and brutal indictment in his look at what fear and ignorance will do to a community. In Danish, English and Polish with English subtitles.


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