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’
Problemski HotelManu Riche IFFR 2016 110′
Bipul has forgotten who he is and where he’s from. But thanks to his knowledge of languages and his qualities as an intermediary, he has grown into a natural leader at the asylum seeker centre in Brussels where he resides. Irony prevails in this second adaptation of a novel by Dimitri Verhulst (after The Misfortunates).
Much LovedNabil Ayouch IFFR 2016 115′
An intimate and candid drama about the life of prostitutes in Marrakesh. Once again Ayouch (Les cheveaux de Dieu) uncovers a reality that some people find hard to swallow. In Morocco the film was prohibited sight unseen; both the director and the courageous leading actress Loubna Abidar received threats.
With Brave Talk in Lantaren Venster 1 on Tue 2 Feb.
Heart of a DogLaurie Anderson IFFR 2016 75′
Within a short period of time Laurie Anderson was confronted with the deaths of her mother, her partner Lou Reed and her dog Lolabelle. All three are present in this highly personal essay about life, love, death and language. Stylistically, Anderson plays all possible registers; her narrating voice and music hold the disparate elements together. With Critics' Talk in LantarenVenster Foyer on Sun 31 Jan.
D'ArdennenRobin Pront IFFR 2016 90′
The characters in this grim Flemish crime drama cherish few illusions: they will never win the jackpot. Even so, one of them, a former criminal from an underprivileged neighbourhood in Antwerp, tries to build up an honest existence - together with the ex-girlfriend of his unpredictable and violent older brother.