fbpx N: THE MADNESS OF REASON | Gene Siskel Film Center
European Union Film Festival


2014, Peter Krüger, Belgium/Netherlands, 102 min.

Show Times

  • Sun, Mar 15th 7:00pm
  • Tue, Mar 17th 6:00pm

“Part-installation work, part-ghost story; a shrewd and personal dialogue about Africa’s colonial past.”
— Patrick Gamble, CineVue

“Brilliantly articulated…a luxurious and languorous visual style…reminiscent of Terrence Malick during his finest indulgences.”
— Robert Munro, Eye for Film

Mesmerizing and eerie, N: THE MADNESS OF REASON takes a ghost’s journey through the African landscape as the spirit of French expatriate anthropologist Raymond Borremans revisits his beloved Ivory Coast, where the cultural encyclopedia that was his life’s work remains unfinished at N. Director Krüger seamlessly weaves fact, fiction, and poetic fantasy for a haunting look at colonial and post-colonial Africa in all its beauty, horror, and contradictions. In French with English subtitles. Special Advance screening courtesy of Wide Management. DCP digital. (BS)

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