Get in the mood for the upcoming 6th CIFFR. On Thursday 30 March, the festival gives a preview of this year’s 6th edition (5 – 9 April) with the screening of already one of the over 50 films in the program: Jackie.
For his first English-language film, Pablo Larraín (1976, Chile) – who has established himself as the chronicler of Chile’s Pinochet era (Tony Manero, Post Mortem, No (CIFFR 2013)) – takes on the murder of John F. Kennedy. But as seen from the perspective of his wife Jackie (the much-lauded Natalie Portman). In a frame narrative, she talks as a widow to a journalist from Life magazine (Billy Crudup), while we see her husband’s murder in flashbacks, as well as the vehement discussions the First Lady conducts about this with officials and the succor she receives from John’s brother Bobby (Peter Sarsgaard), her PA (Greta Gerwig) and a priest (John Hurt).
An intimate, complex impression of fashion icon Jackie, who – insecure and headstrong, spoiled and servile, vulnerable and strong – always has JFK’s place in history in mind.
Pablo Larraín | USA | 2016 | 91 min | English | d.s.
Thu 30 Mar 19:30
Tickets for this screening are for sale at The Cinemas starting Friday 24 March.
Festival screenings: FRI 7 April 16:15 | SAT 8 April 13:00 | SUN 9 April 12:00
In addition to his English language debut Jackie, in 2016 Larraín also released the biographical film Neruda, about the Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, which is scheduled in the festival’s Poetry in Motion program.
In 1948, police inspector Oscar Peluchonneau (Gael García Bernal) is ordered by president Videla to hunt down poet and politician Pablo Neruda (Luis Gnecco) who has openly criticized the right-wing regime. Neruda goes into hiding but deliberately leaves traces, engaging the inspector in a game of cat and mouse. A tragicomic and sometimes surreal film about Nobel Prize winner Pablo Neruda.
Local authors will read from their own poetry or from well-known Curaçao authors before screenings in the Poetry in Motion program. Before each screening of Neruda, work from this poet will be read.
Pablo Larraín | Chile, Spain | 2016 | 107 min | Spanish | d.s.
FRI 7 APR 18:30 | SAT 8 APR 13:15 | SUN 9 APR 11:45
The complete film line-up for the 6th edition is published Thursday 30 March.
Ticket sale for the festival starts at the Cinemas on Saturday 1 April at 10:00. Regular ticket price is ANG 16.50. A two-for-one special applies to screenings starting before 13:00 on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 April.