Death-Hi Movie Series: Calvaire
Fri, Oct 21, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm SCREENING
Bushel is pleased to turn over its space to This & That (Bushel’s wonderful next-door neighbor) on Friday nights during the month of October for their Death-Hi movie series. On October 21: Calvaire (Belgium, 2004), directed by Fabrice du Welz, featuring Laurent Lucas and Philippe Nahon. Pre-screening lounge in the This & That garden begins at 6:15 pm. Screening starts at 7 pm at Bushel. Free to attend; seating limited to 30; mask optional. Fair warning: off-the charts violence and gore.
After a night of spiraling in the forests of Belgium, cabaret performer Marc seeks refuge with a widowed innkeeper whose homicidal loneliness leads to a bloody and exhausting reunion of man and wife. Absent a score and with limited dialogue, Calvaire leads with its atmosphere: brooding, gruesome and aching with isolation.
Movies in the Death-Hi series were chosen with captivity in mind. Each film offers an uncomfortable perspective into people being held against their will. Whether it be a toxic relationship, a bad business deal, or Netflix binging during quarantine, we can all relate to a sense of being held captive.