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still from Eega (The Fly) (S. S. Rajamouli, IN 2012)

Night of the Flies

Koolhoven & Simons: Night of the Flies

Tonight, Night of the Flies, an hour of flies and a feature film about a fly Eega: an action extravaganza, song and dances, outrageous humour and a love story about a poverty stricken beggar who reincarnates as a house fly.

poster Eega (The Fly) (S. S. Rajamouli, IN 2012)

Flies prove unexpectedly cinematically appealing and have inspired many filmmakers. We will start the evening with excerpts from films including: The Fly (1958), Return of the Fly (1959), Curse of the Fly (1965), Once Upon a Time in the West and the scene in Abel in which Abel tries to cut a fly in half. Then we will fly on to Eega (India, 2012).

In this Indian extravaganza, a murdered beggar reincarnates as a fly after which he plans to get his revenge on his murderer. Eega (Hindi for ‘fly’) director S.S. Rajamouli put a hilarious twist on the age old David Vs. Goliath story. In this romantic fantasy-comedy the ultimate winged underdog battles the ultimate evil. There prove to be 1,001 ways a fly can make a human life hard.

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Martin Koolhoven & Ronald Simons



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Koolhoven & Simons

Every month, Koolhoven and Simons will be scrutinizing the genre film, presenting films within pretty forthright themes that have never before been screened at Eye. Expect evenings on Trucker, Grindhouse or Revenge of Nature films. A tribute to rarely screened trailers and forgotten classics, where possible in 35mm, using films from Eye’s collection.

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still from Eega (The Fly) (S. S. Rajamouli, IN 2012)
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