We’ve got another screening for those of you in the NYC area, of a film that just kicked off the opening night of the Sundance Film Festival to rave reviews.
IN BRUGES was filmed on location; Bruges (pronounced “broozh”), the most well-preserved medieval city in the whole of Belgium, is a welcoming destination for travellers from all over the world. But for hit men Ray (Colin Farrell) and Ken (Brendan Gleeson), it could be their final destination; a difficult job has resulted in the pair being ordered right before Christmas by their London boss Harry (two-time Academy Award nominee Ralph Fiennes) to go and cool their heels in the storybook Flemish city for a couple of weeks.
Very much out of place amidst the gothic architecture, canals, and cobbled streets, the two hit men fill their days living the lives of tourists. Ray, still haunted by the bloodshed in London, hates the place, while Ken, even as he keeps a fatherly eye on Ray’s often profanely funny exploits, finds his mind and soul being expanded by the beauty and serenity of the city.
But the longer they stay waiting for Harry’s call, the more surreal their experience becomes, as they find themselves in weird encounters with locals, tourists, violent medieval art, a dwarf American actor (Jordan Prentice) shooting a European art film, Dutch prostitutes, and a potential romance for Ray in the form of Chloë (Clémence Poésy), who may have some dark secrets of her own.
And when the call from Harry does finally come, Ken and Ray’s vacation becomes a life-and-death struggle of darkly comic proportions and surprisingly emotional consequences.
We’ve got 100 admit-two passes to an advance screening of the film which will be held at a Manhattan theater on Thursday, February 7th at 7:30 PM. How to get them?
Send me an email using this link, and in it write down your full name and the answer to this question-
Colin Farrel’s character hates the city of Bruges. What city would you hate to be forced to stay in for an extended period of time?
For more info on In Bruges, check out the trailer on Apple and the official site here.
(Notice… if I find out that some Yahoo group has posted this info without a link, everyone from there’s getting chucked in the trash bin. Nothing personal.)