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«We really wanted to share them with you.»

True History of the Kelly Gang, Justin Kurzel (2019)
True History of the Kelly Gang, Justin Kurzel (2019)

FIFF’s Selection Committee decided to pick the 10 films from its 2020 programme that it was particularly looking forward to sharing with the public. The movies of this Top Ten will be screened each Monday evening in Fribourg, starting on 5th October.

"The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to reinvent ourselves, explains Thierry Jobin, FIFF artistic director. We need to do more than simply screen films. We have to proactively support them, embrace unconventional screening venues, nurture the pleasure of being together and deploy warmth and humour to restore the public’s confidence and bring them back to cinemas that are eagerly awaiting their return. Those ten films that we really wanted to share with the audience perfectly embody what the Festival is all about and reflect its interest in cultures from around the world, as seen essentially through the lens of mainstream genre cinema."

The Rex and Arena movie theatres in Fribourg will each show five of these ‘FIFF faves’, including a Korean thriller, a William Friedkin masterpiece, a Japanese anime, an Australian western, madcap comedies and an Indonesian superhero saga. Screenings will be held every Monday evening at 8.30pm, from 5th October to 7th December.

Modification: the dates of three screenings have been modified. Please refer to the list below. Modification are in bold.

FIFF 2020 Top Ten

  • 5th October, Rex 1
    4x4, Argentinian thriller by Mariano Cohn (2019)
  • 12th October, Arena 1 ou 5
    Mossad!, madcap Israeli comedy by Alon Gur Arye (2019)
  • 19th October, Rex 1
    Jacky au royaume des filles, alternate history rib tickler by Riad Sattouf (2014)
  • 26th October, Arena 1 ou 5
    Akira, a Japanese anime masterpiece by Katsuhiro Otomo (1988)
  • 2nd November, Rex 1
    Les Révoltés de l’an 2000, a nightmarish, unnerving thriller by Spanish director Narciso Ibáñez Serrador (1976)
  • Thursday 12th November, Arena 1 ou 5
    The Odd Family : Zombie on sale, Korean horror comedy by Lee Min-jae (2019)
  • 16th November, Rex 1
    Lucky Strike (Beasts Clawing at Straws),South Korean thriller by Kim Yong-hoon (2020)
  • Thursday 26th November, Arena 1 ou 5
    Sorcerer, spinetingling masterpiece by William Friedkin (1977)
  • 30th November, Rex 1
    Gundala, an Indonesian superhero film à la Ken Loach by Joko Anwar (2019)
  • Thursday 10th December, Arena 1 ou 5
    True History of the Kelly Gang, stroboscopic Australian western by Justin Kurzel and starring Russell Crowe (2019)

N.B. Some dates may be subject to change and new screenings may be added. To stay up-to-date, subscribe to our newsletter and check our online programme guide.

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