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Föreningen Film i Malmö presents
“Amidst the Hollywood environmental catastrophy-based films that satiate appetites for untroubled thrill, Snowpiercer projects urgency and novelty through forcing science fiction to confront its reticence to address questions of agency, accountability, and power. Untroubled thrill lends characters – human or otherwise – to assume a peculiarly graceless, aseptic existence, with minimal visibility granted to relations and causes, and occluding space for scrutiny and accountability. Here, however, Snowpiercer invites its public into adopting a critical posture towards the complex truth of the who, what and how of environmental destruction. It stimulates its audience to form connections between event, process and outcome. Rather than rendering the catastrophe as a preordained happening, this catastrophe has a villain that is not itself. But the villain is not personified as such; he/she is not the central belaboured character but is instead present implicitly as an unaccountable arrogant order, within which we are asked to locate and question ourselves. In other words, it is a thrill, but a troubled thrill.”
(Tyrannocene, Carnival, Earth, Undisciplined Environments)
We will have the chance to chat with actor Peter Hallin, who was casted in Bong Joon-ho’s film. A great opportunity to get to know a bit about how it is to work with the South Korean director!!!
Peter is an internationally aspiring actor operating in the outskirts of obscurity from the heart of Malmö.