16mm-screening of Flesh + Blood at Jackmans bedehus!

Paul Verhoevens cult masterpiece takes center place as this years 16mm-screening at Jackmans Bedehus.  The romantic- adventure action story takes place 1501, in Western Europe, in a period when the black plague is jeopardizing the populations, an army of mercenary peasants led by Martin fights side-by-side with the noble Arnolfini to retrieve his castle, with the promise of a huge reward. However, the band is betrayed by Arnolfini, and decides to pay him back, assaulting and stealing a caravan under the command of Arnolfini and his son and student, Steven. In one of the wagon is traveling the fiancée of Steven, Agnes, who is accidentally kidnapped and later raped by the group. Agnes becomes Martin’s mate, and the mercenaries decide to invade a castle, without knowing that the army of Arnolfini is chasing them.

You will never see the 1500s look more 1980s!

When: Tuesday August 21, 9pm

Where: Jackmans Bedehus

  • Program
  • Original title
    Flesh + Blood
  • Director
    Paul Verhoeven
  • Playtime
    2 h 8 min
  • Year
    1985
  • Country
    USA
  • Age limit
    15

Blind Spot

How do we cope with the unthinkable? Tuva Novotny has made a hard-hitting film that has to be described as one of the most impressive feature debuts in recent years. Blind Spot tackles the grey areas of mental illness; the blind spots that can be so difficult to detect. For 98 intense minutes we follow a mother’s struggle to understand her daughter Tea’s crisis as it affects the entire family. Pia Tjelta is formidable as Tea’s mother, especially considering the fact that the entire film is shot in one single take. The same has to be said of Mathea Øien fantastic acting debut as Tea.

Tuva Novotny is first and foremost known as an actress in several Scandinavian films and drama series, and has also appeared in international projects. She had her directing debut for four episodes of the series Dag, and has since directed an episode of the Netflix hit Lillyhammer. She has also written the movie script for Blind Spot, grounded in her desire to create more openness around its serious subject. How can we as adults, parents and society help our children and youth open up about difficult thoughts and mental suffering, when our ideals are built on the pursuit of happiness and plenty?

  • Program
  • Original title
    Blindsone
  • Director
    Tuva Novotny
  • Producer
    Elisabeth Kvithyll
  • Writers
    Tuva Novotny
  • Photo
    Jonas Alarik
  • Actors
    Pia Tjelta, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Nora Mathea Øien, Oddgeir Thune, Per Frisch
  • Playtime
    1 h 38 min
  • Year
    2018
  • Country
    Norway
  • Age limit
    15
  • Production
    Nordisk Film Production
  • Distributor
    Nordisk Film Distribution

Land of Dreams

Land of Dreams is about Cechell Oftedal’s incredible story of going from living on the streets to becoming a succesful store manager and leader of a charitable Organization. Cechell came to Norway at 14 with her mother who had married a Norwegian man. Her life is the contrast between birth give opportunities – of minimal and maximal wealth. How was the transformation from living on the street to sleep in a real bed for the first time?

We follow Cechell on a journey back to the slum where she grew up and her everyday life back in Norway. Her organization Heart4Kids helps more than 400 kids living on the streets in The Philippines.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Drømmeland
  • Director
    Svein Molaug
  • Producer
    Svein Molaug, Rune Sørensen, Sandra Bianco
  • Actors
    Cechell Oftedal
  • Playtime
    48 min
  • Year
    2018
  • Country
    Norway
  • Production
    Vinterfilm AS

Matangi/Maya/M.I.A.

«I could be a genius. I could be a cheat. It’s a thin line and I’m fuckin’ with it»

M.I.A. (Mathangi “Maya” Arulpragasam) has been one of the world’s most controversial artists for over a decade. Through the years, documentary filmmaker Stephen Loveridge has followed her life and career, and gotten close to the fascinating singer and composer. Always unconventional, M.I.A. has gained rave reviews, many fans and also many enemies through her music. With Matanga/Maya/M.I.A., we are able to get under her skin in this intimate portrait, which not only contains her own music, but also an original score by Paul Hicks and Dhani Harrison; George Harrison’s son.

  • Program
  • Director
    Stephen Loveridge
  • Producer
    Lori Cheatle, Andrew Goldman, Paul Mezey
  • Playtime
    1 h 30 min
  • Year
    2018
  • Country
    USA, UK
  • Age limit
    9
  • Production
    Cinereach, Doc Society
  • Distributor
    Another World Entertainment

Satan’s Slaves

Joko Anwar’s Satan’s Slaves is the remake of a 1980’s Indonesian horror cult classic. Set in the outskirts of Jakarta in 1980, the film revolves around a haunted family. The mother of the family, who was a famous pop singer in her younger days, falls mysteriously ill and obscure things start to happen.  Online filmmagazine Slashfilm dubbet it “The scariest movie you haven’t heard of yet’. It has also been called one of the scariest movies of 2018.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Pengabdi Setan
  • Director
    Joko Anwar
  • Writers
    Joko Anwar
  • Photo
    Ical Tanjung
  • Actors
    Tara Basro, Bront Palarae, Ayu Laksmi, Endy Arfian Nasar
  • Playtime
    1 h 47 min
  • Year
    2017
  • Country
    Indonesia
  • Age limit
    15
  • Distributor
    Another World Entertainment

The Happytime Murders

In a world where puppets and humans live side-by-side the puppet stars of the iconic TV show The Happytime Gang are some of the biggest celebrities around. But off camera, the family-friendly cast leads the kinds of lives that would make a tabloid writer blush. When the stars of “The Happytime Gang” are mysteriously murdered, two mismatched detectives – one a type-A, take-no-prisoners human with a secret, and the other a crass, hard-drinking puppet with a connection to one of the victims – must put aside their huge differences to stop the killings and catch the culprit, while resisting the temptation to murder each other.

  • Program
  • Original title
    The Happytime Murders
  • Director
    Brian Henson
  • Producer
    Brian Henson, Jeff Hayes, Jason Lust, Ben Falcone, Melissa McCarthy
  • Writers
    Todd Berger
  • Actors
    Melissa McCarthy, Elizabeth Banks, Maya Rudolph, Joel McHale
  • Year
    2018
  • Country
    USA
  • Production
    Black Bear Pictures, Henson Alternative, Huayi Brothers Media
  • Distributor
    STX Entertainment