The film starts as a straight-forward story of an emotional homecoming from a war and turns uncanny as the two protagonists – a middle aged couple living in a small town in Germany – repeatedly invite different young men into their home to perform an inscrutable ritual. It remains unclear whether the couple has suffered an actual loss – or if their substitute sons are just a way of staying together.
Continuity will be preceded by DOA (Dead On Arrival) by Spanish artist Manuel Saiz. It's a precise and supercharged short film essay about the thin lines between life and death. Both deep and shallow, dark and enlightening and one of the best works I saw at IFFR this year, and there were many.
CONTINUITY + DOA (DEAD ON ARRIVAL)
Wednesday 15 February 2017
doors open: 8.15 PM
address: Boomgaardsstraat 71, Rotterdam