Doors open yesterday for the 17th edition of Tribeca Film Festival (Triangle Below Canal street), the famous review conceived by Robert De Niro. Scheduled from 18 to 29th of April, this year’s edition will screen 96 films in competition.
In particular, we would report about “Stockholm” featuring Ethan Hawke, presented in the section “Spotlight Narrative”.
Lars Nystrom decides to dress up and rob a bank in the town of Stockholm, to help his friend Gunnar to come out from jail. The man holds hostages, including Bianca, wife and mother of two kids, hoping that the police will grant him a car to leave the building. Lars keeps alternating threats to caring moments towards his hostages’ health and, as hours turn into days, Bianca develops a particular and complex bound with this criminal who shows at times his thoughtful nature. This type of relationship is now known as “Stockholm Syndrome”.
In the schedule of the most awaited appointments we can find, as ever, the Festival’s “Tribeca Talks”, namely meetings with actors, directors and experts in the field. Among the protagonists of this year’s talks we will see Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro himself, Sarah Jessica Parker and John Legend.
The opening day was dedicated to the “Time’s up” movement, with a panel in which women belonging to different fields dialogued about occupational inequality. Not to be missed is the celebration of two very important birthdays in the seventh art: in April 19, at the Beacon Theatre, there have been celebrated 35 years of “Scarface”, with a special projection and a meeting with Brian De Palma, Al Pacino and Michelle Pfeiffer.
In April 26, Steven Spielberg, Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley and Embeth Davidtz will answer some questions from the audience in occasion of the 25th birthday of “Schindler’s List”.