Limelight made its debut last year, and has now been incorporated in the Voices series. All 28 films have already been bought by Dutch distributors. IFFR offers you the opportunity to enjoy these big, compelling films for the first time. That makes this collection of titles interesting for anyone who loves a sneak preview, for this is the chance to see a coming attraction before the masses.
Films in ‘Limelight’
Men & ChickenAnders Thomas Jensen IFFR 2016 104′
Two brothers go in search of their father in this mysterious and hilarious, philosophical and absurdist horror comedy. By far the weirdest Danish film in recent years, performed by a top cast with infectious pleasure (Mads Mikkelsen, Nicolas Bro, Nikolaj Lie Kaas) and directed by the maker of Adam’s Apples.
Beyond SleepBoudewijn Koole IFFR 2016 108′
A robust yet sensitive adaptation of W. F. Hermans’s famous novel Beyond Sleep (Nooit meer slapen), about a vain, struggling geology student during a gruelling expedition in Lapland. His struggles with nature, himself and others' expectations are visualized wonderfully by director Boudewijn Koole (Kauwboy), with a star role for Reinout Scholten van Asschat. Opening film IFFR 2016.
Ik wil gelukkig zijnAnnette Apon IFFR 2016 71′
A portrait of the Netherlands' greatest pre-war actress: Fien de la Mar. Using extensive archive material, this documentary sketches the life of a diva who could do anything but wasted her talent. The tragic story is narrated by Johanna ter Steege without false sentiment. Appealing for laymen as well as for theatre history connoisseurs.
The IdolHany Abu-Assad IFFR 2016 100′
This heart-warming feature by Abu-Assad (Oscar-nominated for Paradise Now and Omar) tells the true story of Palestinian singer Mohammad Assaf, whose winning of Arab Idol in 2013 gave his homeland a rare taste of victory. With a heroic role for his feisty sister, who guides him through his childhood years. With Critics' Talk in Lantaren Venster Foyer on Fri 29 Jan.