Alléluia

Alléluia (2014)

Alléluia first published by Sight & Sound, October 2014 Review: “Did you see it? The pain in Bogart’s eyes… Exactly, you see nothing. Yet he was consumed by the crab. Cancer of the oesophagus. He never complained. Never a word about the mosquitoes, the heat, nothing. Absolute respect for Humphrey.” The speaker is Michel (Laurent…

Interview: Fabrice du Welz on Calvaire, Vinyan and Alleluia (2014)

Interview first published by Film4 Belgian writer/director Fabrice du Welz is associated with horror, but rarely follows the genre rules. His debut Calvaire (2004) is a darkly comic Christmas cracker about a young chanteur trapped in a strange all-male community in the Belgian backwoods, and his most recent film Alleluia (2014) relocates the true story…

Calvaire

Calvaire (The Ordeal) (2004)

Calvaire first published by EyeForFilm After winning the hearts of his adoring female audience at a nursing home, two-bit cabaret singer Marc (Laurent Lucas) is heading south for a Christmas gala when his van breaks down in the bleak backwoods of Belgium. There he is guided by dog-seeking local Boris (Jean-Luc Couchard) to the nearest…