Arvor Theater, 11 rue de Châtillon
2019, VOSTF (Foreign film with French subtitles), 1 hr. 49 min.
Children under 12 years not allowed.
TARIFS CINÉMA ARVOR
In Deliverance, four (4) male friends set out on a canoe trip down a river in Georgia as a means to bidding farewell to an increasingly rare find of unspoiled nature to soon fall victim to an imminent dam construction. It goes without saying, even with Jon Voight and Burt Reynolds firmly at the helm, that their trip will hit rough waters along the way…
Hands down one of horror genre’s gold nuggets, Deliverance also portrays a story of disillusioned survival, as well as of political prejudice riddled with resentment, letting outsiders in on a gruesome vision of a country corrupt to the core. And let’s not forget, too, that in 1972, Nixon was re-elected President of the United States, and the indescribably-harrowing images of the war in Vietnam were flooding households. John Boorman makes a point, and a very sharp one at that, of demonstrating in this masterpiece the grievous downfall of the American Hero archetype and thrill-seeking city slicker. Taboos crumble, and the ordeal inherent in the inextricable violence ravages any inkling of civilization remaining, haunting, in turn, both characters and the country. A sinister representation of a country on the brink of the abyss, and eyewitness to a terrifying social divide, Deliverance unarguably speaks to the 70s and the events occurring at that time, but its alarming resemblance with today’s society resonates more loudly than we would like to admit. Délivrance parle sans aucun doute des années 70 mais son écho actuel fait froid dans le dos.
After downing a little something, courtesy of the Festival, in between these two screenings, be sure to leave room for the next course, which will be dishing out piranhas!
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