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Forced to flee after witnessing a murder, a man finds a way to turn the tables on his pursuer. ... --- ... D André Bergs P Chris Mouw, Arnoud Rijken, Michiel Snijders S Jan Eduards WS NPO Sales L no dialogue TD 35mm/2009 ... --- ... D André Bergs P Chris Mouw, Arnoud Rijken, Michiel ... Read more
"Beneath his brush matter becomes a living reality, symbolic of inexorable death and everlasting life... " ... This film is about the life and work of the famous Dutch 17th century artist as seen through his paintings. ... Read more
A short film on the life of the charismatic leader of the African National Congressof South Africa. Mandela, a long time adherent of non-violent action against the "apartheid" regime. became in 1961 (one year after Sharpeville), one of the founders of the military wing of the ANC, the spear of Ihe ... Read more
"A rich mosaic of Indonesia today... poignant, breathtaking, and a singularly stellar vérité triumph." - Sundance Film Festival ... Dutch filmmaker Leonard Retel Helmrich rounds off his award-winning documentary trilogy about the desperately poor Sjamsuddin family with this affectionate and ... Read more
Van der Horst, like Haanstra, has made his name with distinguished short films such as Shoot the Nets and Houen Zo. This his latest film is about the Netherlands and its dependence upon the sea. ... Read more
A princess leaves her home country which falls into despair al the loss of her beautiful singing. The problem is solved by radio and T.V. sets. A gay and witty puppet film. ... Read more
Banned in Indonesia, Promised Paradise follows the quest of an Indonesian puppeteer to meet three men convicted of the 2002 nightclub bombings in Bali. Along the way, director Leonard Retel Helmrich shows the puppeteer's unique method of exploring the issue of terrorism through puppet shows ... Read more
A story about the relationship between a father and his daughter, who can't help punishing each other. ... Read more
Quest for Power is a film about the values, the style and goals of a new and radical Right-Wing movement in the United States: the so-called "New Right''. The film shows the leaders of this populist explosion from President Reagan down to a Californian constituent, who is tired of' “tax payers ... Read more
Created as an inaugural work of the Cinema Reloaded crowd-funding project, this short film by Alexis Dos Santos (Unmade Beds, MIFF 2009) explores modern online youth culture. Two protagonists from different corners of the real world - Lulu and Rocky - meet by chance in the virtual world of random ... Read more
The film reviews the discovery of rare gases and their application in the modern world. ... Read more
1669, the year in which Rembrandt painted his last self-portraits, and in ... which he died, is the starting point of this dramatised account of some aspects of the great Dutch master's life. ... We trace Rembrandt's quick rise to fame; his painting of 'Doctor Nicolaes Tulp Demonstrating the ... Read more
A lighthearted look at Rembrandt and his relationship with the three women in his life. ... Read more
This film about Rembrandt is made exclusively from his paintings and its purpose is demonstrate how the joys and sorrows influenced his art. ... Read more
Four short experiments in animation, using constantly shifting perspectives. The makers of the films are pupils of Frans Zwartjes, Holland's leading experimental filmmaker. ... Read more
This dazzling feature documentary captures the incredible ceremony and cruelty of what is decried by much of the world as a bloodthirsty spectacle: the bull fight. ... A kaleidoscope of the traditions, customs and religious symbolism Romance in Valencia examines the cult of the bull, the world of ... Read more
The actions of day-to-day life are not as clear and obvious as one might think. Liesbeth Worm provides a whole new perspective on our daily routines by breathing life into everyday objects. A fascinating visual experience. ... Read more
From the delicate colouis of dawn on the lake, to the final shots of sailing boats beating home before an evening storm, this film with intricate camerawork, and subtle editing is i song of piaise of sky,sail and sea. ... Read more
This is a film about the new Nicaragua. A team of filmmakers living in Nicaragua followed the country's progress in the first year after the liberation. All the main issues — the national reconstruction, the huge literacy campaign, the forming of popular militias to defend the country against ... Read more
Fictional scenes from everyday life, based on newspaper articles by Dutch writer Simon Carmiggelt, pinpoint forms of human communication, creating a sometimes strange mixture of tragedy and comedy. ... Read more
"It is autumn, a man dies. No-one sees. The soul, confused, travels through reality, driven by the desire to make its death known. New year's day brings this rarefied fable to an end." The filmmaker seems unconcerned to disguise more than a passing resemblance between this and Wim Wenders' Wings of ... Read more
Two girls nestle beside each other on a couch and try desperately to conceal their mutual craving. Sexuality is suggested through the weird rhythm of the film's editing and the tactile quality of the images. ... FIPRESCI Prize, Oberhausen ... Read more
Multi-award-winning [Seventeen] is a dark, painterly tale of a young roofer's introduction to adulthood. His tender desires for a neighbouring girl fall flat, and become the bitter memories that maketh the man. ... --- ... D/P/WS Hisko Hulsing L no dialogue TD 35mm/col/2003/12mins ... Read more
In this tragicomedy, two Iranian refugees decide to pretend to be a gay couple in order to obtain asylum. But for the adventurous yet lonely Shahram and the serious journalist Abbas, it is hard to live with their façade to the very end.--- ... D Remy Van Heugen S Luuk Van Bemmelen P Joost De ... Read more
[Shape of the Moon] is a portrait of Indonesian lives that goes far beyond the typical stories of tsunami destruction, law enforcement and political unrest. Suffused with remarkable detail and understated emotion, it documents the lives of three generations of a Christian family amid the bustle and ... Read more
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