Hull Independent Cinema & Leeds Int’l Film Festival presents: THEY CALL ME JEEG
Gabriele Mainetti | 2015 | Italian | Unrated – 18+| 112 mins | Italian language with English Subtitles
THEY CALL ME JEEG breaks the mould of superhero movies and delivers a dark and gritty black comedy sci-fi set in the seedy underbelly of Rome. Petty thief Enzo accidentally gains superpowers after falling into toxic waste in the river Tiber and pits himself against a psychopathic gangster boss.
Starring Raúl Arévalo, Alexandra Jiménez, Javier Bódalo
Audience Award Winner Leeds International Film Festival
Rome Film Festival, Fantasia Film Festival, Seattle International Film Festival Official Selections
“Equal parts campy pulp and gritty crime drama, Jeeg pulls the unusual combo off well, regularly dipping toes into very dark waters while always maintaining a deviant sense of humour.” – Haleigh Foutch, Collider
“Italy finally gets its own superhero, and the results are surprisingly gritty and thoroughly enjoyable.” Jay Weissberg, Variety
THEY CALL ME JEEG is unrated. No one under 18 will be admitted.
Leeds International Film Festival
LIFF is a portal for audiences to discover the real world of film that exists beyond regular film exhibition. LIFF primarily supports outstanding new talent and established talent that has not received deserved exposure in the UK. LIFF considers narrative, documentary and animated films, in feature-length and short formats, and in multiple genres and from all countries.
Founded in 1987 Leeds International Film Festival is renowned as a dynamic event with a reputation for challenging and innovative programming. Last year LIFF presented a huge variety of exceptional films at over 300 screenings and events at 30 venues over 15 days.
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7:30pm: Programme starts
9:10pm: Programme ends
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