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’
Le meraviglieAlice Rohrwacher IFFR 2015
Dreamy second film by Italian director Alice Rohrwacher about a family of beekeepers in the remote Tuscany countryside, living by their own rules. But the outside world can’t be kept at arm’s length forever. Young Gelsomina is almost an adult, and realises her father is not the man she thought he was.
Een dag in 't jaarMargot Schaap IFFR 2015 74′
A New Year’s Eve party. Among those present are three friends, whom we follow as they leave the party to roam through Amsterdam. Although the atmosphere is calm and at times relaxed, it slowly emerges that they share a great sorrow. In the meantime, a whole year passes by, almost nonchalantly, in the course of one day.
FrankLenny Abrahamson IFFR 2015
Pleasantly absurd comedy about a young musician who, much to his delight, gets a job playing keyboard in the eccentric pop band Soronprfbs. There is just one rather striking problem: singer Frank has a giant mask over his head, and has refused for years to remove it. With Maggie Gyllenhaal and Michael Fassbender. Based on a true story.
Atlantic.Jan-Willem van Ewijk IFFR 2015 89′
Fettah’s desire for freedom in Europe is greater than his love for his homeland and family. The young fisherman sets off on an exhausting, perilous journey across the terrain he knows best: the ocean. And not by boat, but on his surfboard. Breathtaking, poetic and exciting.