Movies on the Big Screen as They Were Meant To Be Seen.
THE GREEN INFERNO
Open Road Films,
Dir: Eli Roth
A group of college activists fly from New York to the Amazon jungle hoping to save endangered rainforests and become endangered themselves when their plane crashes near a tribe of cannibals. Noted horror helmer Roth (HOSTEL) returns from a six-year absence with a grisly feature that recalls such ’80s Italian shockers as CANNIBAL FEROX.
In this New Orleans-set adaptation of English writer W.W. Jacobs’ famed short story, Jake Tilton (C.J. Thomason) acquires the titular object, which grants its owner three wishes. One of those wishes brings Jake’s coworker (Stephen Lang) back from the dead - but that’s not enough for the resurrected man, whose attempts to manipulate Jake’s final wish grow increasingly violent. With Corbin Bleu and Charles S. Dutton.
The Match Factory,
Dir: Pia Marais
Winner of the Jury Special Mention at the 2013 Berlin International Film Festival, LAYLA FOURIE is a film about a single mother living with her son in Johannesburg and getting by with casual work. After training as a polygraph operator, she manages to secure a job with a company specialising in lie detectors and security. On her way to her new workplace, she is involved in an accident which will fundamentally change her life. Layla becomes entangled in a web of lies and deceit. The truth could lead to the loss of her son. For her third feature film, Pia Marais - who has lived in Berlin for many years - returned to South Africa where she grew up to make this classic thriller. She uses the genre to take a look at a country which still bears the scars of apartheid. In this way, everyday life in South Africa enhances the tension in the screenplay, which she co-wrote with Horst Markgraf. Almost casually, LAYLA FOURIE develops into a political thriller which takes the audience into the paranoia, fear and mistrust of a society that is still profoundly affected by racial conflict. In English.