Now this is a film to get excited about. Highly stylised, entirely original, startlingly optimistic and very, very funny, this 77 minute treat from directing trio Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon and Bruno Romy, is a charming fusion of film and physical theatre. Like a breath of very fresh sea air, the expert cast employ movement and dance to convey narrative and emotion, with hardly any dialogue. It’s quirky in the very best sense of that slightly irritating word. It’s the type of innovative style we have seen occasionally in short film, but which is very rarely given the chance to blossom into a feature. Well, this time, thanks to the creative investment of Belgium and France, it has – and we suggest you don’t miss out!
Our friends at the ICA have very kindly given us 3 pairs of tickets to give away to you lucky readers for the opening night: Friday 31st July, at 8.15pm.
These will be allocated on a first come, first served basis, so be quick! Email email@example.com with the subject header “Birds Eye View First Weekenders Club RUMBA” – and ask her nicely for a pair.
To find out more about the film, take a look at our First Weekenders Club page – read the blurb and enjoy the trailer. And don’t forget – with smaller films like this, your attendance on the opening weekend can make a powerful difference to the life of the film. This industry doesn’t really cater for the ‘slow-burners’ so do rally all the support you can and make it a First Weekenders Club date.
“Charmingly original” Kate Stables, Sight & Sound
“A masterclass in hilarity… rarely seen since the heyday of Laurel and Hardy. Close to genius.” David Parkinson, Empire
“A magical comedy brought to life by brilliantly choreographed physical performances” Anton Bitel, Film 4
Let us know what you think!
Rumba opens at the ICA, Odeon Panton Street and selected key cities from July 31st. Read more here