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Revenge

Revenge

Synopsis

Director

Three wealthy married men get together for their annual hunting game in a desert canyon. But this time, one of them comes along with his mistress, a sexy lolita… Things get dramatically out of hands. Left for dead in the middle of desert hell, the young woman comes back to life and the hunting game turns into a ruthless manhunt.

Written and directed by French filmmaker Coralie Fargeat, „Revenge“ is clear evidence that her shrewd, playful engagement with genre codes and conventions demonstrated in the shorts „Le télégramme“ and „Reality+“ adapt even more powerfully to a feature film context. She employs all the overt trappings and yet simultaneously subverts the assumptions we make about the notorious rape-revenge trope. Marked by a slick visual style brought to life by the extraordinary cinematography of Robrecht Heyvaert, Fargeat’s fearless interrogation of sexual violence, subjectivity, agency, vengeance and survival is rendered through a broad and complex intertextual palette, spanning from „Lolita“ and „Jem and the Holograms“ to ancient Northern European mythology. 
– ­Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, Fantastic Film Fest

Coralie Fargeat

studied screenwriting at La Fémis in Paris. She is the writer and director of the shorts „Le télégramme“ (2003) and „Reality+“ (2014). „Revenge“ is her debut feature.

Filmography

  • Revenge (2017)

Schedule

18.11.2017
21:30 - 23:18
Tallinn, 
Kosmos IMAX
Hall IMAX
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 021502
Sold out
29.11.2017
22:00 - 23:48
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 8
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 130503
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02.12.2017
22:15 - 00:03
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 2
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 160103
Sold out
Screenings with guests might end later than expected.

Programme

Midnight Shivers

Film info

Country: France
Year: 2017
Duration: 108 minutes
Languages: English, French
Director: Coralie Fargeat
Producers: Marc-Étienne Schwartz, Marc Stanimirovic, Jean-Yves Robin
Writer: Coralie Fargeat
DOP: Robrecht Heyvaert
Montage: Coralie Fargeat, Bruno Safar, Jerome Eltabet
Composer: ROB
Cast: Matilda Lutz, Kevin Janssens
Productions: MES Productions, Monkey Pack Films, Charades, Logical
Festivals: Toronto, Fantastic Fest

Synopsis

Director

Three wealthy married men get together for their annual hunting game in a desert canyon. But this time, one of them comes along with his mistress, a sexy lolita… Things get dramatically out of hands. Left for dead in the middle of desert hell, the young woman comes back to life and the hunting game turns into a ruthless manhunt.

Written and directed by French filmmaker Coralie Fargeat, „Revenge“ is clear evidence that her shrewd, playful engagement with genre codes and conventions demonstrated in the shorts „Le télégramme“ and „Reality+“ adapt even more powerfully to a feature film context. She employs all the overt trappings and yet simultaneously subverts the assumptions we make about the notorious rape-revenge trope. Marked by a slick visual style brought to life by the extraordinary cinematography of Robrecht Heyvaert, Fargeat’s fearless interrogation of sexual violence, subjectivity, agency, vengeance and survival is rendered through a broad and complex intertextual palette, spanning from „Lolita“ and „Jem and the Holograms“ to ancient Northern European mythology. 
– ­Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, Fantastic Film Fest

Coralie Fargeat

studied screenwriting at La Fémis in Paris. She is the writer and director of the shorts „Le télégramme“ (2003) and „Reality+“ (2014). „Revenge“ is her debut feature.

Filmography

  • Revenge (2017)