A new regular programme section. Both films by alluring names – award-winners at the big film festivals – and striking films that will be released in cinemas in the Netherlands after IFFR. Accompanied by special introductions to the screenings and premieres with internationally famous guests.
Films in ‘Limelight’
A Most Violent YearJ.C. Chandor IFFR 2015 125′
1981, New York. An exceptionally violent year. As the owner of a fuel oil business (a polished performance from Oscar Isaac) discovers. He is having problems with the police, his wife (Jessica Chastain), and competition from the Mafia. Although all he really wants - he says - is to make an honest buck. An atmospheric thriller from a filmmaker who gets more interesting all the time. Closing film of IFFR 2015
Charlie's CountryRolf de Heer IFFR 2015 108′
Empathetic actors’ film brought the lead actor the Best Actor award in a Cannes sidebar. The contrary Aboriginal Charlie has regular run-ins with the police. There seems to be no place for him anymore in the oppressive Aboriginal community, which is subject to white law. He sets off into the bush to find his own way.
Erbarme dich - Matthäus Passion StoriesRamón Gieling IFFR 2015 98′
Impressive, labyrinthine narrative by Gieling (Johan Cruijff: en un momento dado) on Bach’s St Matthew Passion and the exceptional relationship that experts (including theatre director Peter Sellars and conductor Pieter Jan Leusink) and enthusiasts have with this work. In the meantime, a homeless choir rehearses the piece.
A BlastSyllas Tzoumerkas IFFR 2015 83′
Maria, a caring mother and loving wife in crisis-hit Greece, decides to completely change her life. Which perhaps wasn’t as firmly on the rails as she had thought after all. Energetic, explosive Greek cinema.