Mon 20, tue 21, wed 22 October
20.00 – 21.40 hours

Blue Ruin

Location: Filmhuis De Zwarte Doos

This sweaty portion of strip-mall noir is essentially a lurid revenge story but filtered through an arthouse sensibility, peppered with stillness and deglamourised violence. Macon Blair stars as Dwight, a homeless drifter who finds out that the man convicted for doing his family a grievous wrong is about to be released from prison. Simultaneously cunning and inept, Dwight methodically sets out to exact retribution, but ends up ensnaring himself and his remaining family in further danger. With his sad-sack brown eyes and slumped posture, Blair makes for a fabulously unprepossessing antihero, even when he shaves off the crazy-guy beard and cleans up enough to pass for an IT manager, but there's a dignity in him that draws sympathy nevertheless.

Students 3,50 euro, others 7,50 euro