The Mafia on Film
“An offer you cannot refuse.”
A two part talk, from Rosemary Coxon, head of the cinema education team, with a close look at a supposedly non-existent criminal fraternity, using documentary film, readings and classic movies.
Der Fall Collini
A rookie defence lawyer takes on a bizarre murder case in director Marco Kreuzpaintner's seamlessly crafted thriller.
'The Collini Case' follows young lawyer Caspar Leinan assigned to defend a retired Italian worker (Franco Nero) who is accused of killing a wealthy industrialist. However, Caspar had been a protegee of the murdered man who he considered a father figure.
Structured in three separate timelines 'The Collini Case' deals with echoes of Nazism and packs a punch at the end. Leaning on the inherent intrigue of the narrative and the strength of his cast, Kreuzpaintner keeps things simple and engaging eschewing flashy aesthetics. This is an intelligent, unsettling and pertinent legal drama that was this year’s surprise film at the festival.