World Cinema Amsterdam | Internationaal filmfestival | 18 – 27 Augustus 2016

PAYDAY

SELWYNE 'GET BIZZY' BROWNE | BARBADOS | 2013 | 100' | ENGLISH, BAJAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

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Last year, Caribbean cinema was one of World Cinema Amsterdam's festival themes, with a special focus on Jamaican filmmakers, who often have to work with very low budgets, but arguably make very interesting films. The same applies to the Caribbean island of Barbados, where first-time director Selwyne Browne shot PAYDAY, a comedy with an edge. Life on the tropical island of Barbados is sunny and relaxed, but also tough and poor. Browne shows both sides.

How to avoid scary drug dealers, a charity collector, a wacky ex-girlfriend and all those town weirdos? That's the question on the two friends Romie and Pack, as they cross town with a large sum of money. They work as security guards and are completely fed up with their jobs. It is their dream to start their own mechanic shop and they decide to invest a month's salary each to realize this dream. They've spotted an empty garage; all they need to do is get the money to the garage owner...

Screening in collaboration with Yard Vibes including two short films from Trinidad & Tobago.

DOUBLES WITH SLIGHT PEPPER (IAN HARNARINE, 2011, 16')

CAPTAIN T&T (CHRISTOPHER GUINNESS, 2013, 12')

Screenings
Venue: Rialto
SAT 16 AUG 21.30 get your tickets

*Saturday 16 August there will be a reggae/dancehall & soca party in Rialto in collaboration with Caribbean Creativity.
From 21.00h CARIBBEAN KITCHEN / From 23.30h CARIBBEAN NIGHT: YARD VIBES.