tempobet yeni adresi

EN NL
like this movie review

20/10/2015 : FILMFEST GHENT 2015 - Alejandro Amenábar: Regression

FILMFEST GHENT 2015

Alejandro Amenábar: Regression

Movie
DramaHorror

[70/100]   

Filmfest Gent
20/10/2015, Didier BECU

EN

Director Alejandro Amenábar loves the darker side of our civilization. His debut Tesis was about snuff movies and in his latest Regression satanic cults are taking the lead. The story is not invented by the Spaniard (who makes his first non-European film), but everything is based on a true story, even though sensible people will frown.

Angela Gray (Emma Watson) claims that her father (David Denick) has raped her, but the man remembers nothing of the incident. Detective Bruce (Ethan Hawke) investigates the case and he appeals to psychologist Kenneth Raines (David Thewlis) for help. During the sessions, Angela appears to be the victim of satanic rituals.

Regression isn’t really that easy, because Alejandro Amenábar is a real master who loves to put the viewer on the wrong track. The movie is categorized as horror, and of course it is, but the movie is more than just another variation on a trite theme and that is mainly due to the psychology that is added to the story. The performances are excellent, with again a great Ethan Hawke and a brilliant Emma Watson, who continues to casts off her Harry Potter image with every new role.

Didier BECU
20/10/2015


NL

Regisseur Alejandro Amenábar heeft iets met de duistere kanten van onze beschaving. In zijn debuut Tesis ging het om snuff movies en in zijn nieuwste telg Regression zijn het satanische sekten die voor onheil zorgen. Het verhaal is niet door de Spanjaard verzonnen (die hiermee voor de eerste keer een niet-Europese film maakt), maar alles is gebaseerd op waargebeurde feiten, ook al zal ieder zinnig mens meermaals de wenkbrauwen fronzen.

Angela Gray (Emma Watson) beweert dat haar vader (David Denick) haar heeft verkracht, maar de man blijkt zich niets van het voorval te herinneren. Rechercheur Bruce Kenner (Ethan Hawke) bijt zich in de zaak vast en haalt er de hulp van psycholoog Kenneth Raines (David Thewlis) bij. Tijdens de sessies blijkt Angela het slachtoffer te zijn van satanische rituelen.

Echt gemakkelijk kan je Regression niet noemen, omdat Alejandro Amenábar als een doorleerde vakmeester de kijker vaak op het verkeerde spoor zet. De film wordt ondergebracht in het horrorvakje, en dat is natuurlijk wel een beetje zo, toch is Regression meer dan de zoveelste variatie op een afgezaagd thema en dat komt vooral door de psychologie die de Spanjaard in zijn verhaal stopt. De vertolkingen zijn uitstekend, met opnieuw een geweldige Ethan Hawke en een briljante Emma Watson, die met iedere rol meer en meer haar Harry Potter-imago afgooit.

Didier BECU
20/10/2015


 

Next reviews
FILMFEST GHENT 2015 • Thomas Bidegain: Les Cowboys
OPETH • Brussels, AB (15/10/2015)
P.I.L. • Antwerp, Trix (18/10/2015)
LAZY SCHULZ (WHISPERS IN THE SHADOW) • Ten Albums That Changed My Life
TREHA SEKTORI • The Sens of Dust and Sheer
PIQUET • Heywawisze
DARKER IT GETS • Broken Ground
MAIA VIDAL • You're the Waves
TORUL • Difficult To Kill
NEW ORDER • Restless (Agoria Remix)

 

Other reviews from FILMFEST GHENT 2015
FILMFEST GHENT 2015 • Yuriy Bykov: Durak
FILMFEST GHENT 2015 • Nanni Moretti: Mia Madre
FILMFEST GHENT 2015 • Andrew Haigh: 45 Years
FILMFEST GHENT 2015 • Ole Giæver , Marte Vold: Out of Nature
FILMFEST GHENT 2015 • Jayro Bustamante: Ixcanul
FILMFEST GHENT 2015 • Radu Muntean: One Floor Below
FILMFEST GHENT 2015 • Barry Levinson: Rock The Kasbah
FILMFEST GHENT 2015 • László Nemes: Son Of Saul
FILMFEST GHENT 2015 • Kent Jones: Hitchcock/Truffaut
FILMFEST GHENT 2015 • Hou Hsiao-hsien: The Assassin

 

Same genre: DRAMA
NINA GROSSE • Das Wochenende/The Weekend
FILMFEST GHENT 2015 • Yuriy Bykov: Durak
FILMFEST GHENT 2015 • Nanni Moretti: Mia Madre
FILMFEST GHENT 2015 • Andrew Haigh: 45 Years
FILMFEST GHENT 2015 • Ole Giæver , Marte Vold: Out of Nature
FILMFEST GHENT 2015 • Jayro Bustamante: Ixcanul
FILMFEST GHENT 2015 • Radu Muntean: One Floor Below
FILMFEST GHENT 2015 • László Nemes: Son Of Saul
FILMFEST GHENT 2015 • Joachim Trier: Louder Than Bombs
FILMFEST GHENT 2015 • Thomas Bidegain: Les Cowboys

 

Same genre: HORROR
HA:PEOPLE 355 • One Bear, Two Bicycles And One Xylophone
XOSAR • Xymeria
MIST OF DEAD END • Never Explain Anything
FILMFEST GHENT 2015 • Eli Roth : The Green Inferno
• SUPERNATURAL SEASON 10
HENRY HOBSON • Maggie
NARCISO IBANEZ SERRADOR • Who Can Kill A Child?
TERRENCE FISHER • Horror of Dracula
DAVID GELB • THE LAZARUS EFFECT
ADAM ROBITEL • The Taking Of Deborah Logan

Music reviews

18
01
RINGFINGER
Pressure
16
01
SYRENOMILIA
A Rose Shattered
14
01
M73
Tainted
09
01
NEGANT
Schwarz!
08
01
MORE EPHEMEROL
Obituary Templates
07
01
CHRISTOPHE CLEBARD
SSS

NEWSLETTER

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter.

NEWS

21
01
Today, exactly 27 years ago, Ministry released Just One Fix!
20
01
THE LEGENDARY PINK DOTS 40th ANNIVERSARY EUROPEAN TOUR
20
01
Peek-a-Boo Magazine # 36 - Out Now!
19
01
On this day, 29 years ago (19 January 1991), The Cure performed at The Great British Music Awards!
18
01
On this day, 40 ago, John Foxx released his first solo project album Metamatic!
17
01
Today, 35 years ago, Alien Sex Fiend recorded Liquid Head in Tokyo!

Concert reviews

31
12
EUFORIC EXISTENCE, ZYNIK 14, WULF7, DELERITAS, CAUSENATION
EBM is still alive (part 1) - Club 52, Eernegem
25
11
SUPER DRAGON PUNCH !! + AMBASSADOR 21 + SUICIDE COMMANDO
MAGASIN 4, NOV 8TH 2019, BRUSSELS (BELGIUM)
21
08
LES NEGRESSES VERTES
Live @ Moods Festival, Brugge - Belgium - 2.08.2019
07
08
DIARY OF DREAMS, STAR INDUSTRY, YOUR LIFE ON HOLD, A SLICE OF LIFE, LA SCALTRA
Summer event - za 3 augustus, Schoten
06
08
DE DELVERS, STAATSEINDE
Genste Feesten, Kinky Star , 28 juli 2019
14
07
MIDNIGHT OIL
MIDNIGHT OIL Live @ Rock Zottegem - Belgium - 05.07.2019

GET A COPY OF OUR MAGAZINE
SEND TO YOUR HOME

INTERVIEWS

20
01
AARON TURNER (SUMAC, ISIS, MAMIFFER...)
'It’s like a dialogue between me and what I’m hearing...'
19
01
IAN EVERETT (SOLID BRONZE)
'had a lot of time to sit with these songs...'
17
01
BROOK
I’ve soaked up a lot of musical genres over the years, and I like to think that maybe this is reflected throughout the Brook album.
15
01
ORDO ROSARIUS EQUILIBRIO
I never thought I’d live to see the day when Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio was mentioned next to Current 93 and Death in June.
14
01
IC 434
find it amazing to live in a highly developed society and at the same time having to realize what a mentally mess it really is.

PHOTOS

19
01
DAGEIST
Dark Winter Festival Liège
19
01
THE ARCH
Dark Winter Festival Liège
19
01
DER HIMMEL UBER BERLIN
Dark Winter Festival Liège
19
01
WHITE COAL ADDICTION
Dark Winter Festival Liège
19
01
ERYX LONDON
Dark Winter Festival Liège
19
01
KEZDOWN
DARK WINTER FESTIVAL LIEGE
26
12
SUICIDE COMMANDO
Bimfest

ADVERTISE
IN PEEK-A-BOO

Articles

26
04
JOBRIATH
Talent To Burn - The Legend Of Jobriath
29
03
VARIOUS ARTISTS
A BRIEF HISTORY OF: THE SPECIALS, SKA AND TWO TONE
27
03
VARIOUS ARTISTS
A BRIEF HISTORY OF: KRAUTROCK AND THE GERMAN MUSICAL REVOLUTION

VIDEO CLIPS

21
01
JAH WOBBLE
How Much Are They?
20
01
THROBBING GRISTLE
Six Six Sixties (Fan made video)
19
01
THE BREATH OF LIFE
Blackout
18
01
SDH (SEMIOTICS DEPARTMENT OF HETERONYMS)
No Miracles (Official Video)
17
01
CAPITAL X
Majesty
17
01
GARBAGE
No Horses
16
01
SEVERED HEADS
All Saints Day