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“Beads together complex ideas and gorgeously wrought segments like pearls on a string.” - Variety Bagi is a nomadic shepherd living in Mongolia. As another harsh winter approaches, a plague descends forcing the nomads and animals into desolate mining towns. As Bagi learns of his destiny to ... Read more
A young girl in the bloom of life is set in primarily violent images and surrounded with romantic music. Part of the stream of desire finds its way to commerce - tempted by the goods it offers. ... Read more
In the Holland Festival for music and drama, a play for total theatre, 'Labyrint', was performed. In this play, film took an important part. Later on the film parts were edited to a separate short film, titled Labyrint. The filmmakers see this short as the result of communal effort. ... Read more
Lagos/Koolhaas NetherlandsThe Nigerian capital of Lagos is considered to be the most lawless city on the face of the earth. It is one of the largest and is wracked by crushing poverty; electricity, water and sewage fail constantly. Traffic is grid-locked for up to 14 hours a day. Somehow, Lagos ... Read more
The history of the Netherlands is one of constant battle against the relentless sea. Slowly, the enemy has been driven back as rich farmlands are reclaimed from the driving surf. Occasionally, as in 1954, the sea has breached the dikes and poured over the land, only to be driven out again. This ... Read more
Made by the director of Houen Xo this film is about the herring fishing activities of the Iceland fishing fleets. Memorably capturing the life of hardy men whose occupation is to brave the rigours of the North Sea. ... Read more
A bitter-sweet tale, told with discretion and understanding, of the first love of a shy 15-year-old schoolboy. ... St. Finbarr Statuette, Cork Festival. ... Read more
Nino and his twelve-man crew aboard the Simone are among the last of a hardy breed of sun-toughened fishermen who ply the waters around the Sicilian isle of Lipari. Van Den Engel evokes Visconti's La Terra Trema, filtered through a Herb Ritts aesthetic, in this beautifully constructed ‘day in the ... Read more
... ... Or. sex. power and videotape—this smart and funny, pseudo home-movie set in a world of groovy Amsterdam twenty-somethings plays fast and loose with the popular notion that the Camera is an instrument of control. Daant|e Flats alone in Amsterdam. Bold, beautiful and having a good time ... Read more
The Fipresci-winning [Los Muertos] (Cannes, 2004) places Lisandro Alonso firmly in the ranks of Argentina's best. Alonso achieved much with his 2001 debut feature, [La Libertad], but this powerful and primal film is unequalled in its creation of atmosphere and uncompromising realism. Masterful long ... Read more
Lyrical Nitrate is a compilation of film fragments dating from the period 1905-1915. They originate from the collection of films of Jean Desmet, the first film distributor, which is currently being preserved by the Netherlands Filmmuseum. ... Surprisingly, these films were originally exhibited in ... Read more
A girl on a train has a rather horrifying encounter with a fanatic who collects teeth. ... Read more
The Master and His PupilNetherlandsWinner of the Best Documentary award (for directors who have made more than two features) at this year's Tribeca Film Festival, The Master and His Pupil is an engaging glimpse into the art of acclaimed Russian maestro Valery Gergiev. Recording a master class that ... Read more
Eduard Douwes Dekker, the author of 'Max Havelaar', which was published in 1860, was an official in Java during the colonial period of the Dutch East Indies His efforts to expose corruption and colonial exploitation resulted in his recall to Amsterdam, where he wrote several books attacking the ... Read more
Behind a screen of colourful symbolic forms scenes are played wherein life and death appeal to be struggling with each other. The music swells to baroque heights and all ends in darkness. ... Read more
The Dutch landscape, houses, and people shown as reflections in water, with images inverted to give a flowing picture of city and countryside. Every object is distorted into a weird, often abstract, sometimes bizarre, and always graceful shape. ... Read more
Molokai: The Story of 'Father Damien' is the inspirational saga of idealistic Belgian priest Father Damien who gave his compassion, seemingly limitless energy and, ultimately, his life to an isolated Hawaiian community of lepers. Paul Cox combines his acute eye for breathtaking scenery (evident in ... Read more
A coach arrives in a village in the Ardennes in the mid-nineteenth century bringing an elegant gentleman and his lady companion. Monsieur Hawarden is the surviving member of a family of Viennese aristocrats and after some years of travelling he wishes to settle and forget the past. . . . ... This ... Read more
A cartoon based on the Comedia dell' Arte Arlecchino and Columbine. The classical story is told by mime in a balletic style. ... Read more
A film that attempts to shatter the conventional view of family love. ... Prix, Oberhausen; Prize, Lugano. ... Read more
Nine year old Liesje lives with her mother and writes letters to her father, who she believes lives in Rio de Janeiro, but who is actually in prison. Liesje wants to visit him in Rio and she saves up all her pocket money, selling valuable stamps from an album her grandfather gave her before he ... Read more
“There are echoes of Michael Haneke's work in this rambling, nightmare journey through the dark soul of Russia.” - Screen International ... In the frozen, dark Russian countryside truck driver Georgy's routine run becomes a journey into an unforgiving world. Brutal local police, mysterious ... Read more
These images are designed as transitions between different items in the television programme “Nederland C”. At times, these designs take on a recognisable form but more often they arc pioneering neologisms in video language. ... Read more
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