November 13: RUBEN BRANDT, COLLECTOR by Milorad Krstić | Nigerian Premiere | #ArtCinemaDay

5.00pm | Sunday, November 13, 2022. | Alliance Française Lagos, 9 Osborne Road, Ikoyi | Free Entry.

At Screen Out Loud, we love a good mystery. For the 2022 European Arthouse Cinema Day this November, we can’t wait to show Milorad Krstić‘s magnificent piece of art: RUBEN BRANDT, COLLECTOR. The fast-paced, animated film noir follows a psychiatrist and a trio of his patients (expert thieves), who embark on successive art thefts -as therapy- across famous museums in international art capitals.

Accompanied by an excellent musical score, the film references multiple iconic works not just in visual arts but also in cinema. The film’s concept note describes it best: “Ruben Brandt, Collector (a film by Milorad Krstić) is a fantasy opus comprising thriller, film noir and action-adventure elements. Ruben Brandt is an art-house, an expressive film d’auteur with exceptional visuality. Regardless of where the inspiration came from – drama, fantasy, action-adventure, film noir, thriller, a whole movie, a scene or just a character – Krstić tried to include as many references as he could in Ruben Brandt, Collector to pay tribute to his most loved works of cinema and art. Ingmar Bergman, Luis Buñuel, Charlie Chaplin, Sergei Eisenstein, Federico Fellini, Alfred Hitchcock, John Huston, Stanley Kubrick, Akira Kurosawa, Auguste Lumière, Louis Lumière, and Georges Méliès were among the directors whose legacy had a great impact on Milorad. No wonder the title itself contains two well-known artists: it’s a combination of Rubens and Rembrandt.

Don’t miss the unique opportunity to see this masterpiece – a thrilling cinematic blend of visual arts, adventure, action and suspense – on the big screen! Screening starts at 5pm prompt (doors open at 4.30pm) on Sunday, November 13 at Alliance Française Lagos/Mike Adenuga Centre. Entry is free.
This screening is organised with support from Alliance Française Lagos and the Embassy of France in Nigeria.

Ruben Brandt, a famous psychotherapist, is forced to steal 13 paintings from the world’s renowned museums and private collections to prevent his suffering from terrible nightmares he has as a result of subliminal messaging he received as a child. Accompanied by his four patients, he and his band of thieves strike regularly and with great success: the Louvre, Tate, Uffizi, Hermitage, the Museum of Modern Art. “The Collector” quickly becomes the most wanted criminal in the world. Gangsters and head-hunters chase him around the world while the reward for his capture keeps rising, approaching a hundred million dollars. A cartel of insurance companies entrusts Mike Kowalski, a private detective and leading expert on art theft, to solve the “Collector Case.”

Genre: Animated Crime, Thriller, Adventure, Action, Film Noir
Running time: 94 minutes
Language(s): English
Director/Art Director/Production Design: Milorad Krstić
Script Writer: Milorad Krstić, Radmila Roczkov
Producers: Péter Miskolczi, Radmila Roczkov, Hermina Roczkov, János Kurdy-Fehér
Cinematographer/ Camera: Milorad Krstić, László Marcell
Music Composer: Tibor Cári
Editor: Milorad Krstić, László Marcell
Sound Designer: Danijel Daka
Country of origin: Hungary
Year: 2018
Age Rating: R

Genre: Animated Crime, Thriller, Adventure, Action, Film noir.

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Alliance Française de Lagos/Mike Adenuga Centre (or @af.lagos) is a Nigerian-run non-profit institution dedicated to the promotion of French language and francophone cultures, which also provides support to the local arts community. It provides French language classes and promotes an alternative model for culture.